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Village Talk: History of San Francisco Bay Area Development

February 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

February’s Village Talk:

A History of Development:

The San Francisco Bay Reber Plan

In Commemoration of Engineer Week

The San Francisco Bay area dramatically changed after the US took ownership of California in 1848.  The Gold Rush and other international events lead to a dramatic rise in population density in the Bay Area. The precipitous increases lead to resource scarcity- which provoked the development of the San Francisco Bay Project (aka the John Reber Plan).  Mr. John Reber came up with the perfect solution to California’s water issues which gave birth to the largest civil works project in the history of the country at that time -with enormous public support and national acclaim. Why did congress want to involve the US Army Corps of Engineers? The SF Bay Project seemed like such a good idea at the time. What could possibly go wrong? Join Linda Holm, a Park Ranger with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Bay Model, as she guides us in a journey back in time to see how major developments have changed the SF Bay that we know today.



Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: China Camp Village Museum


FOCC Members — Free Admission

General Public — $5 Admission

Hot beverages and snacks will be provided. Please dress warmly!


Space is limited and reservations are required.

To reserve, send email to:

chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or call (415) 456-0766

Include your name and the number of seats you need.

We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.


February 23, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm