Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019

Marilyn L. Geary

Member Since: 2012-03-21 21:25:07 -0700
Articles Written: 17

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Dalessi Family in Cavergno, Vallemaggia

Teresa and Olivia Dalessi saw a lot of San Rafael history in their long lifetimes. As teachers, they watched their Marin County students grow up and have children of their own. Both devoted their entire careers to education. Teresa worked for...

San Rafael Improvement Club

Ladies of the San Rafael Improvement Club rid the city of mosquitoes, planted thousands of trees and made their historic clubhouse a community center.

At the turn of the 20th century, the mosquitoes infesting San Rafael made gracious living...

Main House Violet Terrace 1885

For over 50 years the wealthy Gerstle and Schloss families spent summer retreats at their neighboring San Rafael estates.

Lewis Gerstle

Gerstle Memorial Park, a popular recreation area near downtown San Rafael, is named for Lewis and Hannah...

Whitey Litchfield in front of the Bermuda Palms,1959

The Litchfield sign at 737 East Francisco Blvd looms large near Highway 101. In the 1950s, the big bands who played at Litchfield’s Bermuda Palms loomed larger: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and their orchestras made the...

Clockwise from back left: Isadore, Arcangelo,Giacondo and Romeo Cerini, undated.

When Giocondo Cerini arrived in Tomales in 1910, he found so many family members, friends, and acquaintances that he said “it was just like home,” according to a 1994 interview in the Point Reyes Light.  His aunt Carrie Piezzi,...

Portrait of Phil Jacoby, c. 1895

The land near San Rafael’s Marin Square Shopping Center on Bellam Boulevard  was once home to Schuetzen Park, a vast 37-acre amusement park that drew crowds from around the Bay Area.

Philo Jacoby, an international rifle champion, opened...

Daniel Brown, Coachman on Albert Kent Estate

In celebration of Black History Month, join historian Marilyn Geary, author of Marin City Memories,  for a presentation on the history of African-Americans in Marin County from the Spaniards through the Great Migration. Only a few Blacks...

California Cycling Club, c. 1896

This week's Twilight Criterium bicycle race is a modern version of the 1896 race down Fourth Street when the San Rafael Wheelmen (aka San Rafael Cyclers) and hundreds of cyclists sped to the finish in front of the Marin County...


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