Dipsea “The Greatest Race” – Barry Spitz

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On June 5th, Local Dipsea and Mill Valley historian, Barry Spitz spoke to the Mill Valley Historical Society at the final First Wednesday presentation of the 2013 season.  A crowd of 70 guests looked on as Barry shared 35 historic slides and anecdotes of Dipsea champions, many of them from Mill Valley.DSC02912

 

Also in attendance was local hero, Russ Kiernan.  Russ is a 3 time Dipsea champion, 40 year resident of Mill Valley, AND a board member of the Mill Valley historical society.

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Four minutes of Barry’s “slide show” also included film from the 1980’s archives of races. The film clips were taken from the movie titled, “Dipsea, 1983 – 1988”, which is available for check out from the Mill Valley library.

The Mill Valley Historical society will return with its season of first Wednesday speakers in February of 2014.  There will also be a guest speaker of historical significance at the annual MVHS dinner in October.  Check back to this web site in the summer for details.