First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sunrise 6:20 am: A robber baron's family great sorrow


On their "long" Stanford route, the Dawn Joggers pass the Stanford Mausoleum . Situated on a rarely seen part of the campus known as the Arboretum, it was originally going to be the site of the Stanford's home. But while on the a trip to Europe, their son and University namesake, Leland Stanford, Jr., died from typhoid and plans were changed. A great university was born and the home site became a grave site. For years, it was the location of a raucous student Halloween party, although there's been no evidence of the festivities more recently.

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