A HOMESTEAD TALE
by Chuck Oldenburg
The Tale focuses on a 100-year old mansion on a 2.2-acre estate and the families that lived there. Starting with neighborhood folklore It took three years of research and three lucky breaks to discover the true history.
Former Mill Valley Historical Society board member Chuck Oldenburg researched and wrote ten guidebooks for the annual history walks. Chuck has lived in Homestead Valley for 53 years. He has been president the Homestead Valley Community Association and cofounder and president of the Homestead Valley Land Trust. He is currently on the board of the Homestead Valley Sanitary District. Since 2000, his column on the history of Homestead Valley has appeared monthly in the Homestead Headlines, a newsletter sent to all Homestead Valley residents. He is the author of the Mill Valley History Vignettes that are sent every two weeks to over 700 recipients including all members of the Mill Valley Historical Society They also appear in the Mill Valley Herald. The 85th Vignette came out last week. All Homestead History articles and Mill Valley History Vignettes are archived on the Mill Valley Historical Society website, mvhistory.org. This evening he will recount a tale about Homestead Valley that took him three years to unravel.
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