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SUSAN SNYDER defines PAST TENTS: The Way We Camped. From the award-winning author of Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly comes this lighter look at Americans’ infatuation with the great outdoors. Mining once again the vast archives at the Bancroft Library, Susan Snyder has mapped out this cheeky yet accurate history of camping in the West. Full of photographs and descriptions of family outings in the first years of the automobile, of campgrounds and campfires against the familiar backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, of the remarkable gear and “helpful” hints that accompanied outings to our newly minted state and national parks and forests, PAST TENTS is a humorous romp through one of our favorite pastimes, perfect for anyone who’s ever been in the thrall of redwoods, s’mores, and Smokey the Bear. 4:00 PM at Cody’s Fourth Street, Berkeley

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