Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
White's Hill, late 1940s

What’s Up with White’s Hill?

By Dewey Livingston

The question, “Who was the White of White’s Hill”? is rarely given a satisfactory answer. There isn’t much information on Mr. and Mrs....

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Sterling Hayden 1953

Sterling Hayden and Marin Railroads

By Robert L. Harrison

Sterling Hayden and Marin Railroads

By ROBERT L. HARRISON · DECEMBER 14, 2018

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Sterling Hayden (1916 – 1986) is best known as a Hollywood actor and was active from the 1940s to the early 1970s. Though he appeared in over 50...

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Joseph McCauley as Rip Van Winkle in the Mountain Play Association's 1915 production

Marin Trivia: Answers

By Carol Acquaviva

Here are the answers to last week's trivia quiz.

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1. Which of these is not one of the original 21 Mexican Land Grants in Marin?

c. Rancho San Raphael.  Check out our rancho map for more about Marin land grants.

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2. What was the original name of...

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Hotel Rafael (see question #3)

Marin Trivia

By Carol Acquaviva

Answers will appear next week. Good luck!

1. Which of these is not the name of one of the original 21 Mexican Land Grants in Marin?

a. Rancho Canada de Herrera

b. Rancho Angel Island

c. Rancho San Raphael

d. Rancho Laguna de San Antonio

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2. What was the original name of...

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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 symbol of the Plymouth Colony feast, Americans have long taken their own...

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News

Doughboy Monument at Marin Civic Center, Avenue of the Flags

Display Honors Veterans of World War I

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...

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

History

Point Reyes baseball team, circa 1920s

Baseball: A Marin Tradition

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,...

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E Street Public Graveyard & Mount Tamalpais Cemetery
Photo Mystery Solved: Booster Day and a Fleet of Greyhound Busses

Genealogy

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...

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

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