Canyon, California

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Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.wikipedia
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Moraga, California

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It is situated between Oakland and Moraga in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Moraga is located at 37°50'06" North, 122°07'47" West, at an elevation of 499 ft. It is located adjacent to the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, as well as the unincorporated community of Canyon.

Contra Costa County, California

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Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.

San Leandro Creek

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The community is named for its location in the upper canyon of San Leandro Creek along the eastern slope of the Berkeley Hills.
It sustains the redwood groves in the unincorporated town of Canyon, California and was formerly lined with numerous oaks and willows in its lower course.

Canyon Cinema

Canyon Cinema of San Francisco was founded by neighbors here in the 1960s.
Canyon Cinema began in a Canyon, California backyard with films projected onto an army surplus screen from the kitchen window, as a community-oriented, informal exhibition venue for non-theatrical films by neighbors, in 1960.

Sacramento Northern Railway

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Earlier in the 20th century, the Sacramento Northern Railway ran through the canyon for which the community is named.
The right-of-way then headed down Redwood Canyon on a ledge (still apparent today) just above Pinehurst Road, progressing southeast past the small community of Canyon.

Valle Vista, Contra Costa County, California

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They constructed the Upper San Leandro Reservoir, which slowly as it filled up, flooded the former towns of Valle Vista and Redwood.
It lies along Canyon Road between Moraga and Canyon.

Unincorporated area

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Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.

Alameda County, California

Alameda CountyAlamedaCounty of Alameda
Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.

U.S. state

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Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.

California

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Canyon, formerly known as Sequoya, is an unincorporated community located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, in the U.S. state of California.

Oakland, California

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It is situated between Oakland and Moraga in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay Area

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It is situated between Oakland and Moraga in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Berkeley Hills

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The community is named for its location in the upper canyon of San Leandro Creek along the eastern slope of the Berkeley Hills.

Sequoia sempervirens

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Live oak

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Laurus nobilis

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Arbutus menziesii

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Chaparral

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Knobcone pine

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The homes of the community are nestled amongst the steep, narrow private roads and footpaths that extend from the redwood groves and ferns along the creek, through the mixed live oak, bay, and madrone forests on the steep hillsides, up to the chaparral and knobcone pines that grow along the ridge.

Logging

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Logging camps and notorious saloons helped establish a local reputation for rowdiness in the nineteenth century.

Western saloon

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Logging camps and notorious saloons helped establish a local reputation for rowdiness in the nineteenth century.

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

An extant fire trail west of the spot where Pinehurst Road makes a sharp hairpin turn near Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve was previously known as Winding Way on some maps, and was originally an old 19th century logging road built by Hiram Thorn.

Sawmill

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In the 1850s, Thorn operated a mill on the site.

Temescal Creek (Northern California)

Temescal Creek
Thorn built the road to bring redwood logs out of the forest and to his mill, and then over the mountain into Oakland via the Temescal Creek route on the northwest edge of Montclair Village.