Laurel Collins is a fluvial geomorphologist with 40 years of experience studying western rivers, streams, and tidal marshes. Raised in Marin, she studied geology and received her degree from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a geomorphologist for organizations including the CA Dept. of Forestry, USGS, US Dept. of Justice, SF Estuary Institute, and Marin…

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Jack London, known most for writing The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and the short story, “To Build a Fire,” actually lived a life that was as interesting as his published works, which totaled  fifty books written in the last seventeen years of his life. In my presentation, I will include a brief look…

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What makes Marin County such an enjoyable place to live and such a unique part of the American landscape? In It Happened in Marin, author Jim Holden brings us a wealth of answers. With Jim we explore the enchanted wilds of Mt. Tam. We learn about the difcult birth of the Golden Gate Bridge and…

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Join us for a night of hair-raising aeronautical adventure as Betty Goerke shares the story of America’s first transcontinental air race from her new book: A Broken Propeller. In Oct 1919, fifty-nine pilots flying in open cockpits and with no parachutes, competed in a long distance round trip air race that began simultaneously in San…

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Watch Brian Crawford’s enlightening talk on the long history of the Bolinas-Fairfax Road. Learn about the fascinating history of one of Marin’s earliest roads, built in 1878 to provide Marin with a crucial transportation link across the county. Intimately tied to the history of Marin County and its water wars, the road was rerouted many…

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Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. His books include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: Essays Toward a Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (California,…

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