Sherith Isreal

The Sherith Isreal Synagogue

On August 20, 1850, the congregation of the Sherith Isreal was founded. In 1904, construction for a third building for that congregation, two smaller ones had previously been built, began in San Francisco, California. On September 24, 1905, the third Sherith Isreal structure was dedicated after its completion.

The Sherith Israel is listed on the Nationals Register of Historic Places.

Within the building are various historical artifacts and historical markers.

The structure survived the 1906 and the 1989 earthquakes.

The synagogue has a Torah from Gross Freden, Germany.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Fort Baker fishing pier on November 2, 2019.

On January 5, 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. In May 1937, after he Bridge was completed, various celebrations were held.

A crowd celebrates the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 27, 1937.

On May 28, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge became open to vehicular traffic.

Camp Parks, Dublin, California, Fort Baker, Jolon, California

Fort Baker – A U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post In Marin County, California

Fort Baker was one of several forts established north of San Francisco, within Marin County, between 1901 and 1910. The Colonial Revival architecture of the military structures within Fort Baker, are akin to the buildings within the Presidio of San Francisco.

U.S. Army soldiers in front of the post’s guard house in 1910.
For Baker in 1910.
Photograph of the commanding officer’s residence (left) and the post headquarter’s building (right) at Fort Baker in 1910.

Fort Baker comprised of many of the U.S. Army’s Coast Artillery Soldiers along Marin County. The Fort was utilized by the 91st Division during World War II. In 1995, the military transferred it’s land, within the area surrounding Fort Baker, to Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In 2000, the last soldiers left Fort Baker as the 91st Division (Training Support for Medevac and Combat Training) moved their training station to Camp Parks in Dublin, California.

Currently, Camp Parks is a sub-installation of Fort Hunter Liggett, the U.S. Army’s largest training installation in the United States, in Jolon, California.