Abigail Folger was born in San Francisco, but spent much of her childhood at her family ancestral home in Woodside, about 32 miles south of downtown San Francisco. This area of California is known as the Peninsula, and the first 18 years of Abigail's life take shape in this vicinity.
Very little is known about Abigail's earliest years, but when she was old enough, she was enrolled at the Santa Catalina School for her four years of high school(1957-1961), which is located about 85 miles south of Woodside in Monterey.
Students of TLB will know that prior to just a few years ago, there were but a handful of available photographs of Abigail, and not one of them in color. The single largest contribution of photos of Abigail come from the recently digitized yearbooks of Santa Catalina, the Catalinan. Although she could have lived in Woodside and commuted to school, it is now known that Abigail did live in dorms at the school and that she had roommates.