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Re: A Quick Question

From: domainremoved <Andy>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:50:42 +0000

Thank you Cherise, this is fascinating! I will share it with our pick-up
soccer group, we were all curious.
Andy

------"Brandell, Cherise E" <cebrandell_at_(domainremoved)
AM--------

Andy ­ thanks for loving Burgess Park as much as we do. The Menlo Park
Civic Center campus, including Burgess Park, was formerly a part of Camp
Fremont, which was built during preparation for possible entry into World
War I
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the west coast to train National Guard
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for combat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Fremont
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Park area then became another military installation, Dibble General
Hospital, in 1943, to care for the thousands of soldiers injured in the
South Pacific in World War II.
After the war a post war boom occurred in Menlo Park. Under the leadership
of farsighted Charles P. Burgess (Mayor of the City from 1945 to 1953), the
City acquired 29 acres of Dibble General Hospital grounds at a price of
$4,000 an acre. On this land a handsome civic center was erected in the
1960šs. The Burgesses were a long time Menlo Park family.
http://menloparkchamber.com/life-in-menlo-park/history/
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Cherise Brandell
Community Services Director
Menlo Park
 
 
 

From: Andy Dreyfuss [mailto:adreyfuss_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 8:47 AM
To: _CCIN
Subject: A Quick Question
 

Dear City Council,

I love Burgess park and have a quick question about it. Can you tell me who
Burgess Park and its nearby streets were named after? And if so, do you know
how that came to be?

Thank you kindly,

-Andy (Formerly of 432 Laurel St though I've briefly relocated)




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