California & the West
In Katmai National Park, Alaska, up close with bears pursuing salmon
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Stanford

Frederick Law Olmsted
Distance: 357 miles one-way. Stanford, home to stately old buildings, was a farm before 1885, when Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, created Leland Stanford Junior University in honor of their recently deceased son. With ambitions to compete with the Ivy League, the Stanfords hired Frederick... Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
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