Days of Cal: A Virtual Tour through U.C. Berkeley's History

cal fact: In 1880, faculty and staff in the College of Mechanics set up the first internal combustion engine on the west coast, powered with gas pumped from Oakland to the old Mechanics Building that stood about where the Bechtel Engineering Center is located today.

history of cal & more
photographic tour a virtual journey
hall of distinguished berkeleyans including alumni & faculty
bear traditions cal events & lore
sources original documents and texts

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