High above the city on Joaquin Miller Road, he designed and built a log cabin. He used timber that had been cleared close by.
Hal Boyd loved the outdoors so much, so he learned to paint so he could express his love. The log cabin was his studio, where he painted. In 1926 he had an exhibit of his artwork.
During the day, he was employed by the city as a forest ranger to watch over Sequoia Park (now Joaquin Miller Park).
When his parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parker Boyd, lost their home in the Berkeley fire of 1923, he added on to his cabin, giving them a place to live. – Oakland Tribune Jan 06, 1926
He worked as a special promotion and production manager for the Woodminster Summer Concert Series during the 1945 season.
I found this article from 1955. It says the cabin was destroyed in a fire. I don’t know if this true or case of the wrong address. 3543 Joaquin Miller Road is the house next door. The cabin is still there.
Sometime in the 1950s, he moved to Carmel, CA – He lived there until he passed away in August of 1990.