The Life and Times of Dennis Martin
Unfortunately, his success was short lived. A United States federal survey done to establish the boundary between adjacent land grants nullified his 1846 deed and a post-gold rush depression ended his lumber dreams. He died in San Francisco destitute, laid to rest in an unmarked grave in his own abandoned cemetery miles west of the Menlo Park depot.
Bo Crane is a native and current Palo Altan and a Stanford graduate, having majored in English and Creative Writing. The author of three previous books, Crane is an avid bicyclist and has had several articles published annually by Cycle California magazine since 2004. His website is bocranebooks.com.
Next on the Docket
Saturday, March 12: Museum Auxiliary, Notable Women of San Mateo County: From Ranchos to Rockets
Thursday, April 21: San Mateo County Immigrant Stories told through Pecha Kucha