Brookdale Lodge outdoor dining Attractions Local History Local News 

Brookdale Lodge: The Jewel of the San Lorenzo Valley

By Michele Murphy The historic Brookdale Lodge is known for its lore, magic, and mystery. The resort complex, having gone through multiple owners, renovations, fires, and the pandemic, remains a jewel of the San Lorenzo Valley. The Lodge opened in 1870 as the headquarters for Brookdale’s Grover Lumber Mill. In 1920 it became a hotel. In 1922 Dr. F.K. Camp… Read More
a history of indigenous people in the Bay Area Events History Local History Webinars 

6/11 Indigenous History in the Bay Area

From California State Parks: Join us for a three-part webinar on the history of Indigenous Peoples in the Bay Area. For thousands of years, the Bay Area has been the home of many, diverse groups of Indigenous Peoples with complex cultures and relationships to the land. Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen), and California… Read More
Downtown Boulder Creek Main Street Columns History Local History 

Landmarks and Legends

Mountain Lore By Randall Brown When I settled in Boulder Creek 20 years ago, I was impressed by the respect for its history indicated by the dates painted on its historic structures. As I became more familiar with the place, I realized that two of the proudly displayed numbers were inaccurate. Neither the Old Fireman’s Hall nor the one mislabeled… Read More