Vignette > Two Playgrounds

Freeman ParkPathway 275 that connects Ryan Ave. with Nelson Ave. is the only access to a unique playground surrounded by houses. In the 1940s, developer George Goheen gave the ¾-acre…

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Vignette > Decoration Day

Mill Valley’s Memorial Day parade is a lot of fun, but today it barely honors war veterans. In 1868, General John A Logan, commander in chief of the Grand Army…

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Vignette > Mill Valley Air Force Station

In 1942 the federal government leased land on Mt. Tamalpais. First came a radar site looking for Japanese ships, submarines and airplanes. Then came a Cold War-era air defense radar…

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Vignette > Swiss Club Tell

In about 1919, leading members of various Swiss organizations in San Francisco decided to establish a Swiss clubhouse. They had been renting places for their activities: Swiss band practice, gymnastics,…

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Vignette > Assassination

AssassinationWilliam O. Weissich was born in 1921 and spent much of his childhood in Mill Valley. He was a lawyer whose 40-year career included several years as Marin County district…

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Vignette > Tourist Club

Just down the Dipsea Trail from Panoramic Highway, the Sun Trail veers off to the right. Follow it for 0.69 miles and you come to the Tourist Club, a local…

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