Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Our Town Novato

A  L  O  H  A !
“All journeys have 
secret destinations
of which the traveler 
is unaware.” 
                   Martin Buber

Novato California's 
first train station 1875
Northwestern Pacific Railroad 
comes to Town!
[and photo at top]

 This first train depot was  the beginning 
of  “New Town”  Novato. 
Many commercial buildings were built 
along Grant Ave. near the station. *

[Previously the town center was closer to the Novato Creek
where the weekly schooner brought visitors in need of
our legendary healthful climate, and took Novato's excellent
produce down to San Francisco to feed the City.]

'Red  Wood'
"Silence is a profound melody, 
for those who can hear it 
above all the noise."

Hands Long Gone Drove These, 
Opening The Road & Future

"Be thankful for the efforts 
of people who worked 
hard to get you 
where you are."
                     Roy T. Bennett 

Linking to

Thank You
for Visiting,
                 Warmly, cloudia

Today, you can still get a beer 
at DeBorba’s (1909), 
See Loustaunau Hall (1899) 
[now Druid’s Bldg] 
Blacksmith’s “Fashion Shop” 
(1893) at Grant & Reichert, &
Scott’s General Store (1890)
All along Grant Avenue.
Today it is called
"Old Town!" Full circle.