A years-long research project works to recognize the contributions of 12,000 Chinese railroad workers who helped build the First Transcontinental Railroad. Leland Stanford was President of the Central Pacific line.
The city celebrates a history that is intertwined with Stanford.
In a discussion with The Daily, Trees of Stanford website editor Sairus Patel ’91 reflected upon his tree walks and the status of forestry on campus.
The Arizona Cactus Garden, first planted in the 1880s for Jane and Leland Stanford, was maintained until the 1920s. Since 1997, however, volunteers have been working to restore the garden. Today, volunteers rally around their passion for cacti gardening and enjoy the beauty of the plants.
The feature “On this day in Stanford history” details events that occurred on the same date in past years at Stanford. According to The Stanford Daily’s archives, on April 13 in….
Shards of a Chinese vase, a stone mortar and pestle and a brass phoenix button: These artifacts and many more are currently on display in the exhibit “Before Stanford: Founding Communities, Present Pasts,” a collection of artifacts from the Stanford University Archaeology Collections curated by students.
Leland Stanford, though himself a multimillionaire and a “robber baron,” was not the die-hard capitalist we may presume him to be, according to the research of alumnus Lee Altenberg Ph.D. ’84 PD ’85.
Early in the morning of April 18, 1906, Stanford students were asleep in their beds when a massive earthquake shook them awake. The 7.8-magnitude shaker, known as “the Great Earthquake,” lasted for a 20 seconds and caused tremendous damage throughout the Bay Area, including two deaths at Stanford. Eighty-three years later, history repeated itself. A…