Tuesday, May. 05, 2015
San Rafael residents Beatrice Howitt and Alice Oge at the San Rafael Canal September 1913

San Rafael Canal: Community's Lifeline

By Laurie Thompson

The December 12, 1907 Marin Journal highlights the dredging of the San Rafael Canal as vital to the community's transportation, commerce and...

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May 16: Printing Museum on Wheels stops at the Marin Civic Center

By Laurie Thompson

Ben Franklin’s Colonial Printing Shop will be stopping at the Marin Civic Center on Saturday, May 16th, from 10 am to 12 noon. Join us in the upper parking lot adjacent to the main entrance of the Civic...

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Train near Escalle Station, King Mountain in the background, Larkspur, circa 1890s

Gold Discovered in Larkspur

By Laurie Thompson

On February 2, 1899 The Marin Journal reported the discovery of gold in Larkspur by Jean Escalle, proprietor of the Escalle Winery:

A GOLD MINE NOT A GOLD BRICK

Reported Discovery in the Hills near Larkspur

A discovery of gold made some time...

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Jesse & Flossie Berry, Marin City, c.1963

May 2: Marin City Community Photo Album Day

By Laurie Thompson

Join the Anne T. Kent California Room and the Marin City Library to celebrate National Preservation Week on Saturday, May 2, from 1-4 at the Marin City Library.

Bring up to 3 photographs related to Marin City...

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"Both Pitchers Gave Free Passes to First Base"

100 Years Ago: Baseball in San Rafael

By Laurie Thompson

Reported in the Marin Journal, 22 April 1915:

San Rafael 1 Santa Clara 0

Mission Town Nine Beaten in a Hotly Contested Pitchers’ Battle

Although baseball season has only started, the above score would indicate that it...

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News

Citizens of Tomales contemplating the ruins of their bank following the 1906 earthquake

1906 Earthquake Strikes Marin

On April 19, 1906 the Marin Journal reports on the earthquake that struck along the San Andreas fault and the ensuing fire in San Francisco.  They also chronicle damage to Marin, West Marin...

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Tamalpais Club Lodge: New Home of the Tamalpais Conservation Club
Drought in Marin

History

November 8, 1952: Dedication of the Willis Linn Jepson memorial at Tomales Bay State Park

Photo Mystery Solved: Dedication of the Jepson Memorial, Tomales Bay State Park

The California Room recently acquired a photograph depicting an event in what looked like a clearing in a forest.  With no other information at hand, such as a caption or other related...

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Olivia Dalessi Leaves Legacy
Quisisana: The Charles H. Bach Estate in Kentfield

Genealogy

DuBois Family Coat of Arms

The Ancestry of San Rafael Pioneer Elisha DuBois

On a recent trip to the Anne T. Kent California Room, I had the opportunity to study Elisha DuBois’ 19th-Century business ledgers where I gleaned some new information on the history and...

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Stephen Hamnet Shakespeare: Professor of Elocution at the Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy
Eleanor Gerhardt of Mill Valley

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