Save the domes for the COFIEs

Recent photo of Clay in front of his old dome, #10 Baggins End.

(Davis Enterprise, Letter to the Editor, March 17, 2011) As a UC Davis student in 1972, I had the unforgettable experience of helping to build the domes. I lived there until I graduated in 1975. That experience of self-reliance and community-living shaped my life.

Since 1972, the domes at Baggins End have served as home to an ever-changing community of creative, odd, fun, innovative, and eclectic young people — or COFIEs for short. This student-built housing community is as unique as the people who live there. Without the domes and a few other little havens for the COFIEs, Davis would be a very dull place indeed. For these and other reasons, the dome community at Baggins End on the UC Davis campus is worth conserving.

Clay Brandow
Davis, CA.

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Hydrologist Clay Brandow has water on his mind most of the time, but now is seeking other diversions. Dear reader I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment or two. It's easy.
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3 Responses to Save the domes for the COFIEs

  1. Yes yes!! Hang on to your hippies Davis!!!

  2. Verne Scott says:

    Clay: As suggested in your email I used “comment” as a start on getting approval on your blog site. Verne

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