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Bohemian Grove is an 11 km² (2700-acre) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California belonging to a private San Francisco-based men's art club known as the Bohemian Club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world.
* Mandalay (Big Business/Defense Contractors/Politics/US Presidents);
* Hill Billies (Big Business/Banking/Politics/Universities/Media);
* Cave Man (Think Tanks/Oil Companies/Banking/Defense Contractors/Universities/Media);
* Stowaway (Rockefeller Family Members/Oil Companies/Banking/Think Tanks);
* Uplifters (Corporate Executives/Big Business);
* Owls Nest (US Presidents/Military/Defense Contractors);
* Hideaway (Foundations/Military/Defense Contractors);
* Isle of Aves (Military/Defense Contractors);
* Lost Angels (Banking/Defense Contractors/Media);
* Silverado squatters (Big Business/Defense Contractors);
* Sempervirens (Californian-based Corporations);
* Hillside (Military — Joint Chiefs of Staff)
* Grove Stage — it is an amphitheatre with seating for 2,000 used primarily for the Grove Play production, on the last Friday of the midsummer encampment. The stage extends up the hill side, and is also home to the second largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.
* Field Circle — a bowl-shaped amphitheatre used for the mid-weekend, "Low Jinx" musical comedy, as well as for variety shows.
* Campfire Circle — has a campfire pit in the middle of the circle, surrounded by carved redwood log benches. Used for smaller shows in a more intimate setting.
* Museum Stage — a semi-outdoor venue with a covered stage. Lectures and small ensembles shows.
* Dining Circle — seating approximately 1500 diners simultaneously.
* Club House — built in 1903, it is the site of the Manhattan Project planning meeting held in 1942 (see above).
* The Owl Shrine and the Lake — an artificial lake in the middle of the grove, used for the noon-time concerts and also the venue of the Cremation of Care, that takes place on the first Saturday of the encampment. It is also the location of the daily (12.30pm) "Lakeside Talks." Professor G. William Domhoff (see below) states these significant informal talks (many on public policy issues) have been given over the years by entertainers, professors, astronauts, business leaders, cabinet officers, CIA directors, future presidents and former presidents; these have been the subject of ongoing controversy, as the transcripts of these talks are rarely released to the public (though have been known to be used for such mundane purposes as reading for the lecturer's graduate students).
To the Members of the Bohemian Club:
Gentlemen: I have the honor to submit the following report of the Club's affairs for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 1907:
Loss and Insurance
The San Francisco fire, April 18th to 20th, 1907, was a disastrous one to the Club. The only property saved consisted of forty-five pictures and the Club albums and records, with a few other old articles. Many of the pictures saved were selected for their associations and historical value, and make our temporary quarters seem something like home. The rest of the pictures, including many favorites, the rare and valuable Club library, the numerous bronzes, statues and vases, and all the furniture and stock of supplies, were lost.