the history of German Pioneers in Silicon Valley, USA.
The Redwoods, by Joseph B. Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge
Here, sown by the Creators hand,
In serried ranks, the Redwood stand:
Not other clime is honored so,
No other land their glory know.
The greatest of Earth’s living forms,
Tall conquerors that laugh the storms;
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of kings,
The nations, that with them were young,
Rich empires, with their forts far flung,
Lie buried now-their splendor gone
But these proud monarchs still live on.
So shall they live, when end our day,
When our crude citadels decay;
For brief the years allotted man,
But infinite perennials ‘span.
This is their temple, vaulted high,
And here we pause with reverent eye.
With silent tongue and owe- struck soul;
For here we sense life’s proper goal.
To be like these, straight, true and fine,
To make our world, like theirs, or shrine;
Sink down, Oh, traveler, on your knees,
God stands before you in these trees.
German California History
California, wo wir leben.
German Heritage in California, by Dr. Gerhard Mack
The Giant Redwoods, Sequoia, named by Austrian
Germans in California, Tolzman, very good
William and John Wolfskill, Pioneers
Wolfskill set the tone in Solano County
The German Settlement in Anaheim,
Von Bessarabien to Lodi, Ca, Biography, in German
From Bessarabia to Lodi, Ca. in English
Germans on the Volga
Hermann Sons in California
Spreckels, John,San Diego,son of Claus,
Deidesheimer, Philipp, Mining engineer
The Redwoods,& Sequoia the Indian, Endlicher