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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Inside the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen

[imagebrowser id=72]   I like the story (both the long and the short versions) of how the Bouverie Preserve came to be. In brief, the only daughter of John Jacob Astor IV married a gentleman architect named David Bouverie, who liked trails and open space. They divorced, but the mixture of her money and his passion and creativity ultimately led to the donation in 1979 of about 535 acres of prime land in the Valley of the Moon that will… Read More »