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

Vintage Hawaii: White Ships, a Pink Hotel, and Boat Days

Its kind of like a “six degrees of separation” scenario . . . at least that’s how I see it. From the crazy water temples of San Francisco Bay to the birth of Hawaii tourism . . . from the Filoli country estate down the peninsula to the old and venerable luxury hotels (I … Continue reading