[GRRN] Welcome to the 1999 Annual CRRA Conference

Myra Nissen (myracycl@inreach.com)
Mon, 17 May 1999 21:37:20 -0700

Welcome to the Historic Sight of the 1999 Annual CRRA Conference!

1999 CRRA Annual Conference
Walking Tour of Historic Fort Mason

Sunday, June 6,
10 am (Sharp!), 1 hour
No Charge
(Call today to reserve your place. See details below.)

Start your conference experience off on the right foot, join noted
historian, John Martini, for a leisurely half-mile walk and discover
the "story behind the scenery" at Fort Mason. This little Army post has
seen a lot of history: gold rush squatters, duels, Civil War
fortifications, an earthquake refugee camp, exhibitions for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, and an Army Embarcation
depot where over a million soldiers shipped out during World War II. A
highlight of the walk will be a visit to a long buried 1864 gun battery
that was recently excavated and restored by the National Park Service.
CRRA member, Myra Nissen, participated in the gun battery project as an
archaeologist in 1984-5.

John A. Martini, a fourth generation San Franciscan, is a life-long
researcher into the history of the American West and specializes in
historic preservation. He has been a National Park Ranger for more than
twenty-five years serving at such diverse location as Fort Point
National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island, the National Maritime Museum,
the USS Arizona Memorial, the Presidio of San Francisco, and Teddy
Roosevelt's country estate at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He
currently works at the Presidio of San Francisco as Curator of Military
History for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Published works
of John Martini include Fort Point: Sentry at the Golden Gate, Fortress
and The Official Guide to the Presidio of San Francisco. His articles
have appeared in the periodicals "After the Battle", "American
Heritage" and "The Civil War Chronicles."

The tour will begin at 10 am (Sharp!), Sunday June 6 at the 1999 annual
CRRA conference in San Francisco. The tour will last approximately one
hour. Meet at the Officers Club at Upper Fort Mason. Wear comfortable
walking shoes. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Myra Nissen at
510-744-9551 or via e-mail at myracycl@inreach.com so that we may
anticipate the number of participants. There
is no charge for this tour. This tour has been graciously sponsored by
Raisch Products.

To find out more about the 1999 CRRA Annual Conference, please vist
http://www.crra.com. To find out more about Johnís work, please visit