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Briefs: Talk on 150 years of Peninsula railroad history

Peter A. Hansen, editor of Railroad History, the magazine of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, will talk about 150 years of railroad history on the Peninsula at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway in Redwood City. The presentation is free with the price of admission to the museum: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, the museum will debut a new photographic exhibit entitled "Salute to the Sequoia Yacht Club" in the historic rotunda. Started in 1939, the club, located within the Port of Redwood City, will celebrate its 75th year in 2014.

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USGS talk

"The Yellowstone Volcano: Past, Present and Future" is the topic of a talk by Jake Lowenstern at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in conference room A, Building 3, on the USGS campus at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

Mr. Lowenstern, scientist-in-charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, will talk about "the sleeping giant" beneath Yellowstone National Park.

The talk, part of the USGS public lecture series, is free and open to the public.


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