Davis, California – the place to be!


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Davis, California – the place to be!

  1. 1. Davis, California – The Place to Be! By Mrs. Sharpe
  2. 2. Welcome to Beautiful Davis!
  3. 4. Davis History <ul><li>The city of Davis began as little more than a train depot on the route from San Francisco to Sacramento. It began as Davisville – so named for famous original resident and farmer Jerome Davis. </li></ul>
  4. 5. U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame <ul><li>From the historic train station where Davis got its start, take a walk west and you will reach another of Davis’s unique attractions, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame – which Davis has the honor of hosting because we are such a bicycle friendly town! </li></ul>
  5. 6. At the Bicycling Hall of Fame…
  6. 7. Crazy Art Bicycles
  7. 8. Bicycles through the ages
  8. 9. 8 Time Tour de France Winner Greg Lemond’s Bicycle
  9. 10. Central Park Vegetable Garden <ul><li>After the Bicycle Hall of Fame, walk directly north to see the new central park vegetable garden. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Davis Farmer’s Market – A Community Gem!
  11. 12. Come to the Market! <ul><li>The Davis Farmer’s Market happens every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon/evening in Central Park, and features local restaurants, live music, and splash fountains in addition to local organic produce. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Meet Randi MacNear, Farmer’s Market Director and Local Resident
  13. 14. University of California, Davis <ul><li>http://www.ucdavis.edu </li></ul><ul><li>“ UC Davis is one of the nation's top public research universities. As one of 10 campuses of the world's pre-eminent public university system, the University of California, we are located in the heart of the Central Valley, close to the state capital and San Francisco Bay Area. UC Davis lays claim to being one of the few remaining college towns where we cherish our close relationships on campus and within the Davis community.” </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Beautiful UCD Arboretum Plant Preserve and Garden
  15. 16. A slice of the Redwood Forest in the Central Valley @ the Arboretum
  16. 17. The Newly Remodeled Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library
  17. 18. Crista Cannariato, Librarian <ul><li>Meet Crista Cannariato, reference librarian at the Davis branch of the Yolo County Library. Ms. Cannariato has also worked at the West Sacramento branch library, but decided to come back to Davis last year because she enjoys working with the Davis community so much! </li></ul>
  18. 19. Davis Schools are Special! <ul><li>Aside from an excellent academic education, Davis schools give children much more, from school gardens like the one pictured here, to a special magnet K-9 th grade Spanish Immersion Program. </li></ul>