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Interesting article on a major flood in 1962 that damaged campus property and led to infrastructure changes.
The history of Strawberry Creek.
Artist rendition of the ecology of the East Bay Area before European settlement. Illustration by Michael Harney (from The Ohlone Way, Malcolm Margolin, 1978)
Like many urban creeks in the late 1880s, Strawberry Creek was used as a trash and sewage disposal system.
Photo of Strawberry Canyon in the 1880s
Memorial Stadium was located directly on top of Strawberry Creek. Workers used a hydraulic monitor to excavate the site, resulting in sediment releases downstream in the creek.
Painting by Richard Beechey
From the Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Dakin Collectionhttps://www.nps.gov/prsf/learn/historyculture/index.htm
Photo of the UC Berkeley campus looking west from the hills.
Photo of creek area in 1889
Photo of Shattuck Avenue in 1896