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An In-Depth Look at the History of San Francisco's Estuary


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The San Francisco Bay
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The San Francisco Bay

America's largest Pacific Coast estuary, the tidal mouth of a river, is right here in San Francisco. We explore its adventurous history -- from gold miners to Jack London's time stealing oysters -- but also take a critical look at how planting Atlantic oysters and hydraulic mining for gold scarred our natural habitat. Associate professor of history Matthew Morse Booker joins us to talk about his new book, "Down by the Bay," and the future of the estuary.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Matthew Morse Booker, associate professor of history at North Carolina State University and author of "Down by the Bay: San Francisco's History Between the Tides;" and principal investigator on the "Between the Tides" project at Stanford's Spatial History Lab

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