Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Sunset Magazine, November 1903

Thanksgiving Feasts in Marin

By Carol Acquaviva

George Washington first proclaimed Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday on November 26, 1789. Abraham Lincoln revived the custom in 1863. Although the turkey became a...

Doughboy Monument at Marin Civic Center, Avenue of the Flags

Display Honors Veterans of World War I

By Carol Acquaviva

Exactly one hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement, to stop what was hoped to be the "war to end all wars." Fighting would formally cease at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. All told, in four years, the...

Albert Sutro's passenger steam train

November 19th: Steam Trains, Shipwrecks and Cemeteries: The Story of San Francisco's Lands End

By Carol Acquaviva

We hope you will join us on Monday evening, November 19th at 6:30, for "Steam Trains, Shipwrecks and...

Point Reyes baseball team, circa 1920s

Baseball: A Marin Tradition

By Dewey Livingston

Last week’s article by Robert L. Harrison—and the current World Series contest—inspires more “baseball talk” and expansion of the local theme. Mr. Harrison noted that, over the years beginning in the 1860s, there...

Swedish immigrants playing baseball in Mill Valley on the Fourth of July, 1905

Early History of Baseball

By Robert L. Harrison

Please Note: A previous version of this article was initially published.

Baseball is nearly as old as America.  A version of the game was played in the early 1800s. Not only has baseball grown up with the Country, in many ways, it mimics...



Yacht Ivaneo on SF Bay

Four Captains Can’t Command a Ship

Among the most widely used of our California Room special collections is the Dr. Leo Stanley Collection, documenting his life and times, and, in particular, his tenure at San Quentin State Prison,...

October 15th: Visions of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist
The Hard Life of a Point Reyes Lighthouse Keeper


Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, 1909, George M. Dodge, Surveyor

E Street Public Graveyard & Mount Tamalpais Cemetery

Before Mount Tamalpais Cemetery

Prior to the establishment of Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in 1879, San Rafael employed a public cemetery located on the west side of E Street, between Third and Fourth...

Photo Mystery Solved: Booster Day and a Fleet of Greyhound Busses
Try This One Weird Trick to Repeat History


Sketch of Angellotti's San Rafael Hotel

San Rafael Pioneer Guiseppe Angellotti

Guiseppi Angellotti was a true pioneer of San Rafael. He came to San Rafael in 1850 and saw the San Rafael Mission before it was torn down. At that time, California had just become a state and San...

Rudy Bettoli: From Winemaker to Toy Maker
The William S. Hughes Family: San Rafael Pioneers, 1855-1914


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