Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Loera

by Steven Dugan This month’s Staff Spotlight introduces local resident and Homestead Volunteer Steve Loera, who joined us in 2018. He is very interested in giving tours and is still going through docent training to add to his administrative duties at the museum. Steve remembers visiting the museum during an elementary school field trip that... Continue Reading →

Alcatraz Island and the Workman and Temple Families, Part Five

by Paul R. Spitzzeri After a brief flurry of activity in 1874 concerning the possible advancement of a claim by John C. Frémont and John G. Downey for Alcatraz Island, the matter went silent for another four years.  In their correspondence, Frémont asked Downey suggested that "bringing forward Mr. Workman" would strengthen their case, because... Continue Reading →

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