Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016
May Knudsen on her Waldo property, circa 1920

Where's Waldo?

By Laurie Thompson

We invite you to join us under the dome of the Civic Center Library on Thursday, February 25th at 12 noon for "Where's Waldo," presented by Larry Clinton and Michael Moyle, historians and members of...

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Flooding on Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Dec. 27, 1945

1945 “El Nino”

By Laurie Thompson

Reported in the Sausalito News, December 27, 1945:

HEAVY RAINS SWELL TOTAL SEASONAL FALL

With a record “wet week” so far chalked up for the first two months of the rainy season, 4.61 inches of rainfall has fallen since last Wednesday at noon, and a season total of 15.50, or half the average normal fall has...

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Victoria Memorial Home, Fairfax

Spotlight on the Jim Staley Postcard Collection: Victoria Memorial Home, Fairfax

By Laurie Thompson

Thanks to the generosity of historian and postcard collector Jim Staley and Marin philanthropist Jeff Craemer, the Anne T. Kent...

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The First Paper Mill West of the Mississippi

By Laurie Thompson

One of the earliest business enterprises in Marin County was Samuel P. Taylor's paper mill, on the site of today's Samuel P. Taylor Park.

In the article, below, Mrs. William P. Taylor -Samuel P. Taylor's...

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View of Corte Madera, circa 1930

Corte Madera: The Way We Were

By Laurie Thompson

We invite you to join us on at the Corte Madera Library, Saturday January 23 at 2 pm as Laurie Thompson, Anne T. Kent California Room Librarian, explores Corte Madera’s history in an illustrated lecture celebrating the centennial of...

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News

New Tavern on Mt. Tamalpais which opened in 1924

Tamalpais Tavern Rises from the Ashes

On June 30, 1923, the beloved Tavern at the top of Tamalpais' East Peak burned to the ground, consumed by a fire that had started in the kitchen.  The Tavern had been built by the Scenic...

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Christmas Banquet at Corte Madera
Christmas at the Orphanage

History

Anita Dolcini Googins Spoke "Swiss"

Anita Dolcini Googins (1916-2015) grew up in West Marin speaking the Swiss-Italian dialect. Her great-grandfather Carlo Martinoia (Charles Martin) was one of many Swiss-Italian immigrants who left their small villages in the Vallemaggia, Switzerland to seek opportunity in the golden hills of California. In the 1850s, Martin found it in Chileno...

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Photo Mystery Solved: Dedication of the Jepson Memorial, Tomales Bay State Park
Olivia Dalessi Leaves Legacy

Genealogy

Looking down D Street, San Rafael, from Wolf Grade, circa 1875

The William S. Hughes Family: San Rafael Pioneers, 1855-1914

William Slater Hughes, born in 1814, was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He left home as a young man, first travelling to Hagerstown, Maryland, then to New Orleans and later to Texas....

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The Ancestry of San Rafael Pioneer Elisha DuBois
Stephen Hamnet Shakespeare: Professor of Elocution at the Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy

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