VIGNETTE > 4-H Valley Riders

In 1952, a group of teenage horse lovers founded a club called the 4-H Valley Riders. They fixed up buildings on the historic, non-operative and rundown Hillside Dairy on Sequoia…

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VIGNETTE > Post Office on Sunnyside

In 1939 the federal government purchased three houses on Sunnyside at East Blithedale.  One house was demolished. The other two were moved to other sites. A post office was constructed…

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VIGNETTE > Elementary Schools

By 1907 it was obvious that because of increased migration from San Francisco, a consequence of the earthquake, the elementary school, later known as Summit School, would run out of…

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VIGNETTE > Mill Valley Market

Mill Valley Market currently occupies three buildings on Corte Madera Ave. In 1954, it moved into one of the buildings. It subsequently expanded into the other two buildings. Prior to…

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VIGNETTE > Blithedale Hotel

Tourist accommodations existed in Blithedale Canyon long before the subdivision of ranch land began in Mill Valley in 1890. The Blithedale Hotel (with cottages) was located on land that had…

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VIGNETTE > The Quonsets

The grand opening of the Miller Avenue Shopping Center on the corner of Miller and Evergreen was 9 AM Friday April 18, 1947. An experienced grocer, Louis Ferrera, was the…

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