The Stanford University Angel and a Murder Mystery at the Moana Hotel (Part 2)

After the death of her husband in 1893, Jane Lathrop Stanford became sole trustee of Stanford University. For the next ten years, she involved herself in the daily running of the institution. She worked closely and often butted heads with Stanford University president, David Starr Jordan—particularly over issues of academic … Continue reading

The Stanford University Angel and a Murder Mystery at the Moana Hotel (Part 1)

I remember the first time I stumbled across the statue of the weeping angel on campus. I had no idea that the entire Leland Stanford family (father, mother, and son) was buried right there, in a dusty and secluded grove of oaks between two towering palm trees. This part of Stanford (at the … Continue reading