fills us in on some the history behind the photos...
had this photo in family album and think it is your temple. I
sent an email of it to my Calif. cousin. She said it might be
Hetch/Hetchy.... I looked up a web site for that, it wasn't the
same one, I then sent it to that site owner and he referred me
to your site. All in a few hours I have solved my mystery!
mom, now age 87, is the little girl on the left, the woman with
back to camera is her mother, and the Ford belongs to them, I
believe. My grandparents, Charles F. and Lily Edwards and my mom
(Doris) and her brother (Billy) along with my grandfather's mother,
Lucy Audubon Edwards, great granddaughter of John James Audubon,
drove the Ford from Chicago to Alameda beginning Sept. 7, 1919
and ending Peace Day Nov. 11, 1919. A long and difficult journey
on muddy roads and sometimes no roads at all. We just found the
"Log of the Hump Backed Liz," my great grandmother's 39-page handwritten
log of that journey. This photo was among some of the pictures
we already had of the trip although it was taken just after they
got to Alameda.
note: In the 1920's, Sunol was a common destination for family
outings in the countryside. People either drove and took the train
out from Oakland and San Francisco, often staying at one of the
hotels or in the summer homes (small redwood cabins) nestled into
house in the background of the second photo is the Butner House.
It was built in 1898 as a private residence. In 1910, Molly Buttner
converted one of the rooms into a county library. More recently,
the house and surrounding property has been deeded to the East
Bay Parks District.