In 1873, Dr. John Cushing, a physician from San Francisco, who was “done to death” with his hectic medical practice, moved with his family onto a homestead at the foot of Mount Tamalpais. He founded Blithedale, a rural resort where he and guests could relax and restore health in a stunning outdoor setting. Over the…

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Phil Rhodes shares natural and historic places that make Mill Valley truly special, such as a still-unpaved road dating back to Gold Rush-era logging, old growth redwoods saved by Samuel Throckmorton, a nearly 200 year old remnant of an engineering marvel, and places where wild hazelnuts and huckleberries grow. He will also talk about the…

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