Tramps of San Francisco was launched in May 2012 to share my passion for the history of San Francisco and surrounding communities. I’m Evelyn Rose, CTO (Chief Tramping Officer), a resident of Glen Park and local history buff who, in a single lifetime, will never discover everything there is to know about San Francisco’s past but is willing to sally forth and try! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see my listing of articles on Tramps of San Francisco so far.
My focus is not our common and remembered history. The mission of Tramps of San Francisco is to reveal those stories and events that may have helped build and shape our City but, for any number of reasons, became lost with the passage of time. I’ve always had an interest in history, but it wasn’t until I began volunteering as a docent for the National Park Service, discovering local artifacts at estate sales, and exploring the history of the western United States that my real appreciation for local history came to the fore. Here’s a brief summary of my background and some of my publications and postings related to our local history:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – UCSF
[See Muir Woods is a Mystical Place (St. Louis Dispatch, May 9, 2010)]
[See Auwaeter J and Sears JF. Historic Resource Study for Muir Woods National Monument: Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Acknowledgements, page xv. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. 2006.]
Founder, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (covering Glen Park, Glen Canyon, Sunnyside, Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights in San Francisco, 2014 – Present)
Recipient, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Gold Level (for volunteer work at Muir Woods, 2011)
Volunteer, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (2009 – 2010)
Volunteer, Standing Ovations III – Cookin’ at the Mint (Developed exhibits of regional history of dairy, coffee, 2010)
Volunteer, Team 75 (Festival Ambassador), 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge (May 27, 2012)
Rose E and Nelson-Bonebrake G. San Francisco’s Coffee History: It Does Add Up to a Hill of Beans. Panorama. 2011;23(2):6-7,16.
Rose E. Explosive Revelation: Glen Canyon Ties to the Nobel Prize. Glen Park News. Winter 2007/2008. Now available at FoundSF.org.
Rose E. The Train to Muir Woods: Putting Your Life in the Hands of the “Gravity Man.” Park News, The Quarterly Publication of the National Parks at the Golden Gate. September/October/November issue, 2005. Now available at FoundSF.org.
Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (several articles and posts).
Whittlesey LH. Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park. Second edition. Page xiii and pg 293, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2014.
Donovan DC. San Francisco Relocated. Page 6, Arcadia Books, 2015.
Postings at Tramps of San Francisco (Launched May 23, 2012)
© 2012-2016. Evelyn Rose, Tramps of San Francisco. Last update January 21, 2016.