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The History of Canyon, CA Virtual Program


The History of Canyon, CA Virtual Program
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

Most residents of the East Bay have heard of the town of Canyon, but few know where it is located or anything about its rich history.

Telling the story of Canyon will be Liam O’Donoghue the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast and co-creator of the Long Lost Oakland map. He also writes a monthly column about the East Bay for SF Gate. Liam has done a three part podcast on Canyon. Joining Liam on the presentation will be long time Canyon resident and retired teacher Esperanza Pratt Suris with stories of Canyon.

The community of Canyon has a colorful history. Starting with logging camps and saloons in the nineteenth century that gave it a rowdy and colorful reputation. The twentieth century saw much of the land become part of East Bay MUD and the community fight against development. The logging camps and saloons are gone but Canyon has kept its free and independent spirit with its unique homes nestled among the redwoods. Learn all about this most interesting community.

If you have any problems registering, please contact Donna Grier at or call (925) 837-3750. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link upon registration.

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Bookings are closed for this event.