Sunday, November 9, 2008

Local Stanford University Influence

Stanford University connects deeply to the Monterey Peninsula. The most significant link is Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, a world-renowned site for marine biology research and instruction, founded by the university in 1892. Another Stanford/Peninsula connection is "Professors' Row" in Carmel, inaugurated by David Starr Jordan, the school's first president, who built a summer home here in the early 1900s. (One good source says he arrived in 1905; Jordan's memoir, not always reliable about dates, says 1909.) He and his wife Jessie built their cottage at Camino Real and Seventh – an "exquisite spot," he said, where the family spent "many delightful days." A number of Stanford faculty families followed Jordan to the village.

(Photo: Aerial shot of the Hopkins Marine Station.)
( Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service.)

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