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F.M. "Borax" Smith Estate Walking Tour 

When: Sat., July 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2017
Phone: 510 763 9218
Email: info@oaklandheritage.org
Price: $10-$15
www.oaklandheritage.org
Visit the site of Arbor Villa, Francis Marion “Borax” Smith’s palatial estate. Smith founded an international industry (“20-Mule Team Borax”), established the Key Route System, and became one of Oakland’s most famous, colorful entrepreneurs. The tour visits the site of Oak Hall, the 9th Ave. palm trees, the Mary R. Smith Cottages, and other historic houses, including ones designed by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. A 2-mile, hilly walk. Leaders: Phil Bellman & Amelia Marshall
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