A Hermit’s Companion

Because of his friendship with an old hermit, George W. Brusseau, who was the only close companion of Charles Kruse for more than a decade, Kruse gave Brusseau his property worth more than $50,000.

Edenvale – The Talbot Estate

In 1888, Frederick C. Talbot of the San Francisco lumber firm of Pope & Talbot purchased 133- acres from Ellis A. Haines in Elmhurst near San Leandro and adjacent to the Souhter Farm ( now the Dunsmuir Home) for $15,000. This is now the home of Knowland Park and the Oakland Zoo.

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