Historical Page Instance

API endpoint for viewing page history.

Filter fields

You can filter the result set by providing the following query parameters:

  • name -- Filter by name, exact.
  • slug -- Filter by page slug. Supports the standard lookup types
  • region -- Filter by region. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the region resource, e.g. region__slug.

And the usual set of historical filter fields:

  • history_user - filter by the user resource of the editor, if user was logged in. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the user resource, e.g. history_user__username.
  • history_user_ip - filter by the IP address of the editor.
  • history_date - filter by history date. Supports the standard lookup types
  • history_type - filter by history type id, exact.


You can order the result set by providing the ordering query parameter with the value of one of:

  • slug
  • history_date

You can reverse ordering by using the - sign, e.g. -slug.

GET /api/v4/pages_history/1402889/
HTTP 200 OK Vary: Accept Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Allow: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS
{ "url": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/pages_history/1402889/", "name": "Cross of Trees", "slug": "cross of trees", "content": "<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Oakland_Tribune_Sun__Apr_4__1920%20-%20cross%20of%20trees.jpg\" style=\"width: 350px; height: 382px;\"><span style=\"width: 350px;\" class=\"image_caption\">1920 photo <sup>1</sup></span></span></p>\n<p>\n\tThe <strong>Cross of Trees</strong> was a large feature created by <a href=\"Joaquin%20Miller\">Joaquin Miller</a> at his estate, <a href=\"The%20Hights\">The Hights</a>. It appears with young trees in a photo dated 1891, on the hillside near the Browning Monument, and is described as 150' by 650'. <sup>4</sup></p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Eden-13.2-Su-2010%20-%20cross.jpg\" style=\"width: 500px; height: 350px;\"><span style=\"width: 500px;\" class=\"image_caption\">cross is in the upper left <sup>4</sup></span></span><span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Eden-13.3-Fa-2010w%20-%20stationery.jpg\" style=\"width: 405px; height: 350px;\"><span style=\"width: 405px;\" class=\"image_caption\"><em>fair use</em> <sup>4</sup></span></span></p>\n<p>\n\tThe cross appears in a 1920 photo accompanying an article, <sup>1</sup> and the trees forming it appear fairly mature. That article says:</p>\n<p class=\"indent1\">\n\t<em>With the cross of trees as its \"back drop,\" in the natural amphitheater facing the Golden Gate, the program will be under the direction of Alexander Stewart.</em> <sup>1</sup></p>\n<p>\n\tAn article two days prior says:</p>\n<p class=\"indent1\">\n\t<em>The amphitheater is within a cross of trees one thousand feet long, planted many years ago by Joaquin Miller.</em> <sup>2</sup></p>\n<p>\n\tA hand-annotated map shows the cross above the upper part of Sanborn Drive, with the end of its right arm near the <a href=\"The%20Browning%20Monument\">the Browning Monument</a>. However, even allowing for some journalistic license in \"one thousand feet long,\" the Browning Monument is only about 200 feet from Sanborn Drive. Given the size of the cross shown in the photo, it seems more likely that the cross extended from near the Browning Monument much the way down to the lower part Sanborn near the the fire circle, closer to 650 feet.</p>\n<p>\n\tA hand-drawn, not-to-scale map included in Juanita Miller's booklet <em>About \"The Hights\" at Oakland, California</em> suggests that is closer to correct. The top of the cross is drawn between the <a href=\"Pyramid%20to%20Moses\">Pyramid to Moses</a> and the Browning Monument, and indicates it was made of cypress trees.</p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/the%20hights.jpg\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 234px;\"><span style=\"width: 300px;\" class=\"image_caption\">to be replaced with better scan</span></span></p>\n<p>\n\tFurther complicating the clues, a 1977 article says:</p>\n<p class=\"indent1\">\n\t<em>The tremendous cross of trees Joaquin built to surround the hilltop pyre, when this was his estate, The Hights, can still be seen by incoming airplanes at Oakland airport, but authorities would not let his body be cremated in it. Park officials have an agreement with the Oakland airport that planes will not fly over the amphitheatre during performances, incidentally.</em> <sup>3</sup></p>\n<p>\n\tIf that's correct, it seems like traces should still be visible.</p>\n<p>\n\t<strong>Question:</strong> does anybody recall seeing it while flying in or out of Oakland?</p>\n<p>\n\t<strong>Question:</strong> does anybody have a more precise reference on the location of the cross?</p>\n<h2>\n\tLinks and References</h2>\n<ol>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"https://www.newspapers.com/clip/85757510/easter-vespers-to-be-held-on-hights/\">Unique Service of Easter Vespers to Be Held on Miller \"Hights\" This Afternoon</a> <em>Oakland Tribune</em> April 4, 1920</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"https://www.newspapers.com/clip/85759334/thousand-foot-cross-of-trees-at-the/\">Easter Even[t] At The Hights to Be Impressive Service</a> <em>Oakland Tribune</em> April 2, 1920</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"https://www.newspapers.com/clip/85871309/cross-of-trees-at-hights-can-still-be/\">Dry, But Lovely Cascades in Oakland</a> <em>San Francisco Examiner</em> September 25, 1977</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"https://cglhs.org/resources/Documents/Eden-13.2-Su-2010.pdf\">Joaquin Miller's Trees</a> <em>Eden: California Garden and Landscape Historical Society</em> 2010 newsletter (<a href=\"https://cglhs.org/resources/Documents/Eden-13.3-Fa-2010w.pdf\">part 2</a>)</li>\n</ol>\n", "region": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/regions/340/", "history_comment": null, "history_date": "2021-10-09T10:45:54.430", "history_type": 1, "history_user": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/users/3242/", "history_user_ip": "2600:1702:2770:bc20:19f8:b2db:49e7:18b6" }