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October 2019

October First Wed. Talk: Uncharted Waters: A look back at the development of drinking water access for Marin County and the construction of Alpine Dam in 1919 with MMWD historian, Jack Gibson.

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Alpine Dam Downstream Face - Aug. 19, 1918 Mt Tamalpais has remained surprisingly undeveloped since the 19th century. Armed with the power of eminent domain, in 1912 the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) started the conversion of the vast watershed areas from private to community ownership, a process that ultimately saved the mountain and left in its formidable shadow the beloved and beautifully preserved natural land of the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. Join us as historian Jack Gibson talks about the…

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Mill Valley Historical Society’s 42nd Annual Members’ Meeting & Potluck Dinner

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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The Mill Valley Historical Society’s 42nd Annual Members’ Meeting & Potluck Dinner Guest Speaker: Fred Runner "Engine 9 Comes Home" November 2018 - No. 9 arrives in Sonoma County HISTORIC PAST, BRIGHT FUTURE In the spring of 1921, the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway of Mill Valley took delivery of a brand new, Heisler locomotive from its manufacturer back in Erie, Pennsylvania.  This steam powered locomotive was designated “Number 9” and put to work taking tourists up and down Mt.…

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