News - October 12, 2011

Woodside photos, history in new book

"Woodside," Images of America's newest book, presents the history of the area in vintage photographs.

Architect and Woodside resident Thalia Lubin and La Honda historian Bob Dougherty collaborated with the Woodside History Committee to create a history of Woodside, assembling stories of the many colorful characters, places and events that make the town unique.

The Woodside Community Museum and private collections, including those of Jacques Audiffred, provided most of the photographs and documents for the book.

The book includes tales of the Ohlone Native American culture, Spanish and Mexican periods, logging of the redwoods, settlement by European and other pioneers, and Woodside's incorporation as a town.

The book points out Woodside has no traffic lights or sidewalks, horses have the right-of-way, and the main road through town, a state highway, is closed for the annual May Day Parade.

Highlights of "Woodside" include these chapters: The Invasion of Eden, Sawmills and Settlers, Stores and Saloons, Trails and Turnpikes, and Pride and Politics.

Arcadia Publishing publishes local and regional history in the United States. "Woodside" ($21.99, Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, soft cover) will be available at Kepler's Books and at


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