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The 2024 June First Wednesday Talk – HISTORY OF THE DIPSEA TRAIL with Barry Spitz

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Venue

Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States

Pre-registration is required HERE

June 5 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

HISTORY OF THE DIPSEA TRAIL
Lone Tree Trail, connecting Mill Valley to Stinson Beach and now known at the Dipsea Trail, appeared on the first published hiking map of Marin County in the late 19th century. In 1904, William Kent opened the ocean front Dipsea Inn. That year, a group of Olympic Club hikers held an informal dash from the Mill Valley train depot to the new inn. A year later, the club founded the iconic Dipsea Race, which continues to this day. 
The renamed Dipsea Trail (though the Lone Tree redwood still stands) has undergone many changes in the 120 years since. The story of the Trail and those changes will be presented in a talk, accompanied with historic slides, by Dipsea Race historian and finish line announcer Barry Spitz. He is the author of “Dipsea, The Greatest Race,” “Mount Tamalpais Trails,” and histories of Mill Valley and Marin County.

Free

Mill Valley Historical Society

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Mill Valley Public Library

375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States

Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Mill Valley Historical Society
Email
info@mvhistory.org
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