2014 Mill Valley History Walk: “Locust District – Then and Now”

2014 MVHS banner over Blithedale 3Locust District – Then and Now
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The 2014 Mill Valley historical society will be hosting the annual Walk Into History on Sunday, May 25th, 2014.

As is tradition, the walk will take place in 15-minute intervals from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. The walk will “begin” at the Outdoor Art Club. Begin is the operating word, because the walk will actually take place a mile away in the Locust District.

Sign ups will take place at the Outdoor art club and the walkers will immediately board a shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will carry the walkers to the Marin Theater, across the street from the 2 a.m. club and Joes Taco lounge. Here is where the walk BEGINS.

There will be many businesses and homes covered in the walk, as well as stories and anecdotes about the development of the surrounding neighborhood.
Chief Marin Sign
Two highlights of the walk will be the stops that point out the birthplace of “Chief Marin”, as well as the one time location of the first European adobe home of Mill Valley. (The home of the John Reed family – same John Reed who built the MILL of Mill Valley) The third highlight of the walk will be a colorful story and pointing out of the location where an early bi-plane (1911) “crash landed” in the barren Locust district. Look soon for the walk poster, which will highlight these three mentioned elements of the walk.