March 31, 2006
The history of one of these hidden layers is, however, little known and rarely spoken of – I refer of course to the San Francisco trolls.
Though some hold that the trolls are a primitive people original to this area, and were in the hills even before the native american Ohlone, other, more reputable sources hold that the first trolls, or “underground peoples” as ethnocultural historians have named them, were actually disappointed miners, distraught by the dissipation of their golden gold rush dreams. Unable to return to their long-abandoned wives and families in the east, they utilized their skill at mining to create networks of caverns well hidden within the many hills of the young city.
And they are with us to this day.
For further edification:
» Trolls of San Francisco - setting the facts straight
» trance music - oddly, a favourite of trolls
» Mumiy Troll - Russian pop band – not really trolls at all
» San Francisco hill map - troll hill locations
» Troll - the completely inaccurate and biased anti-troll movie
- Inspiration! “Secret Histories of San Francisco”
- #23: The Wave Organ
- #36: Birth of San Francisco #3
- Timecapsule podcast: San Francisco, December 8-14
- Timecapsule podcast: San Francisco, December 1-7