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Kate Olivia Sessions: The “Mother of Balboa Park” (1857-1940)

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2 Kate Olivia Sessions: The “Mother of Balboa Park” ( )

3 San Francisco to the Sandwich Islands  Born in 1857  Inspiration on the islands!  Graduated from the University of California,Berkeley  Horticulturist  Moved to San Diego in 1877 (how old was she?)

4 El Cajon Blvd. (North Park/City Heights) in the early 1900s:

5 Kate Sessions opened nurseries on Coronado, in Pacific Beach, and in City Park

6 100 Trees per year for 10 years Kate planted 100 trees per year For 10 years. How many trees is that all together? How do you know?

7 The “Mother of Balboa Park” Why is she given this nickname? Biography

8 Kate Sessions improved San Diego  Contributions She donated her time and energy to the community

9 Kate Sessions Timeline Born in San Francisco Moved to San Diego Founded SD Floral Assoc. Died in San Diego Statue in Balboa Park 185 7

10 History Makers Chronological Timeline (by birth year) 1828 Mary Chase Walker 1848 Ah Quin 1850 George Marston Kate Sessions 1800

11 Today’s Vocabulary Words Horticulturist-A person who uses Science and Art to help grow plants in a certain place Contributions-Things given, or donated by someone Biography- A written story of a person’s life

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