In 1988, an article in the Independent Journal reported, “She’s the Mayor of Montford Avenue” referring to Mary Greyerbiehl.  Mary was born in 1921 and grew up near Montford.  Her father, Giacomo Galeotti and his brother-in-law, Pasquale Pieri raised vegetables on La Goma along the creek.  Mary’s father died when she was 4 years old.  …

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After the April 1906 earthquake, Alec Eells moved his family to his gentleman’s farm in Homestead Valley. He commuted to his relocated law office in San Francisco. His wife Caroline tried to make life more comfortable for their two young daughters. A third daughter was born in July. Alec and Caroline decided to hire a…

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The June 25, 2015 Vignette #52 was about a replica of the famous steam schooner Wapama that was in Erik Krag’s front yard on Edgewood. He was also interested in another ship, the Gjøa, the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. With a crew of six, Roald Amundsen of Norway traversed the passage in…

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Alexander Steele McCurdy was born in 1875 on a ranch in Bolinas.  His wife, Mary Wilkins, was born in 1876, also on a ranch in Bolinas. A daughter, Mary Adeline McCurdy, was born in 1915 and a son, William Wilkins McCurdy, was born in 1916.  Having grown up on ranches, Alex and Mary were comfortable…

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The Goat Lady’s House In the 1980s, people walking, jogging, bicycling or driving up Evergreen Ave. would often notice a goat staring at them from inside the gate on the corner of Hawthorne. Some did not like being stared at, but others enjoyed seeing Toby, the goat’s name. The house came to be known as…

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In 1938 Mill Valley residents wanting to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary by going out to dinner had few nearby restaurants to choose from: three on Throckmorton: Esposti’s; Log Cabin Café; and The Sequoia. But there was also a new possibility. In July 1937, Henry Brummer and Rudolph Bush had submitted plans for an $18,000 restaurant…

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