VIGNETTE > 142 Throckmorton

This building was called the Hub Theater when it was built in 1915 as a movie theater showing silent films. Musical accompaniment was in the capable hands of Hattie Thompson…

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VIGNETTE > Burlwood

Joseph Green Eastland was the prime mover and financial backer in the founding of the town of Mill Valley. He was born in Tennessee in 1832, came to California in…

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VIGNETTE > Lumber Yards

A hundred years ago there were four lumber yards along Miller. Now there are none.  But Mill Valley Lumber Co. stayed in business until 2011. It was located on the…

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VIGNETTE > Memorial Rock

The big rock in front of the Mill Valley City Hall has a brass plaque which reads, “In memory of those who gave their lives in defense of their country—dedicated…

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VIGNETTE > Housing for Marinship

On March 12, 1942, three months after Pearl Harbor, Bechtel signed a U.S. Maritime Commission contract to build and operate a shipyard in Sausalito. Three months later, the first keel…

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VIGNETTE > The Homestead

Around 1866, Samuel Throckmorton built a lodge on Rancho Sausalito, originally a Mexican land grant of 19,000 acres awarded to William Richardson. Throckmorton lived in San Francisco. When he brought…

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