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This website serves to keep our members and visitors informed about the many activities as well as the extensive historical archives pertaining to and related to the history of Mill Valley, California. If you are not already a member of the Mill Valley Historical Society, whether you live in the area or not we warmly encourage you to go to the BECOME A MEMBER page and see what a yearly bargain it is to join.
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Steve Potts – May 7, 2014
Mill Valley Historical Society
May’s First Wednesday event was a great success. Mountain biking pioneer and Mill Valley native Steve Potts delivered a very thoughtful and engaging presentation to a full house.
In addition to talking about the development of mountain biking he covered much more. Using entertaining stories he talked about growing up in Mill Valley, his travels and discovering his passion for creating and building things – in particular bicycles. That passion steeled him to build a business over the last 40 years that he obviously loves.
Throughout the discussion he offered many life lessons about work, raising a family and giving back to the community. And perhaps most importantly he reminded us of how lucky we are to live where we do.
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The second talk of the 2014 First Wednesday Series was another sellout crowd. Tourism in Ticino, Switzerland will probably show a sharp increase as a result of Marilyn Geary’s photos of the Valle Maggio. Marilyn traced the roots of many West Marin families to Valle Maggio, and she discussed how these families have made an impact on agriculture in West Marin – many of them in cheese making like their ancestors.