Date(s) - Aug. 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Hazard planted sixty to seventy acres of eucalyptus trees out on the Pecho, today’s Montaña de Oro, at the height of the California eucalyptus tree boom in 1908. Having begun as a homesteader in the 1870s, he established a large and thriving ranch, which is now a part of California’s most beautiful state park. A canyon, trail, road, creek, reef, and peak have been named after him. Using records, maps, and genealogical tools, diarist Ken Kenyon steps back in time to reveal more about the locally well-known and well-liked Al Hazard.
Ken Kenyon worked as the newsroom librarian at the San Luis Obispo Tribune, where he had the opportunity to do some writing. He was also a library assistant at the Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for nearly twenty-five years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at Cal Poly, and was on the editorial board of Moebius, a publication of the College of Liberal Arts. He has been a writer of short stories, novels and song lyrics for over fifty years. He is the author of Passage to Cerro Alto and Art Bolt, the Eclectic, Electric Singing Gardener.
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