The Last Tie of the Transcontinental Railroad – Patrick Goggins

Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA

In 1869, the last tie used for the ceremonial completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad was harvested from a California Laurel Tree on Mt. Tamalpais. Goggins will talk about the tie and the ceremonial spikes which were exhibited in Sacramento, Utah and SF, along with a Gold Spike provided by capitalist financiers. Destroyed in the…

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March 2021 First Wednesday Talk – Japanese Gardens with Steven Pitsenbarger

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Japanese Gardens with Steven Pitsenbarger - You must register in advance for this event HERE Steven has worked as a gardener at the Japanese Tea Garden in SF since 2007. He has presented on Japanese gardens and history in the garden and at conferences and workshops around the country. He is currently on the board…

CANCELED – This event will be rescheduled! – October 2021 First Wednesday Talk – Landscape Transformations in the Corte Madera Wetlands, with Dewey Livingston and Richard Torney

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Register in advance HERE Using historic maps and aerial photos, Dewey and Richard offer a unique before-and-after visual history of the Corte Madera Creek marshes, including the long-lost Richardson's Island and the once-threatened and still-thriving Greenbrae Boardwalk. The geography & landscape of the area will transform before your eyes, through comparisons and overlays of historic…

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