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Walking the Farm

18 Themed Walks Exploring the Stanford Campus, Plus 20 Local Hikes from the Foothills to the Bay by Tom Demund and Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West


 
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ISBN: 9780967974064

Product Code: BK-WALKTHEFARM-1ED
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Written by Tom DeMund, Walking the Farm is rooted in the Bill Lane Center for the American West’s annual tradition of hiking the Stanford campus and its environs to trace the links between the university, its founders Leland and Jane Stanford, and the dynamic region it helped shape. From the transcontinental railroad to postwar atomic research, and onward to the rise of Silicon Valley, walk in the footsteps of generations past.

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18 themed walks through the Stanford campus, guiding you past notable architecture, sculptural works, and historic features; plus another 20 hikes on university lands, nearby parks, and nature preserves, as well as more distant hikes in the surrounding hills and along the bay.

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From the foreword by the Pulitzer prize-winning Stanford historian, David M. Kennedy:

DAVID M. KENNEDY
DONALD J. MACLACHLAN
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY,
EMERITUS FORMER FOUNDING CO-DIRECTOR
BILL LANE CENTER FOR THE AMERICAN WEST
“The Bill Lane Center for the American West is proud to publish this walker’s guide to Stanford and its environs. Some years ago, the Center inaugurated a tradition, which has inspired Tom’s title: “Walking the Farm.” Acknowledging the University’s familiar nickname, rooted deeply in the Stanford family’s relation to this unique place, the Center in turn adopted that nomenclature from a venerable Midwestern practice, whereby farmers annually trod the perimeter of their acreage to check on fences and gates and roads and pumps — and to see how their neighbors are doing. The Bill Lane Center still annually sponsors Walking the Farm around the 8,000 acres that compose Stanford’s incomparable landscape.”