Homestead Headlines Articles by Chuck Oldenburg
In 1866 Samuel Throckmorton, owner of Rancho Saucelito, built a hunting lodge which he named "The Homestead" at what is now the corner of Ethel Ave. and Montford Avenue in a valley that later became known as Homestead Valley. In 1903, the Tamalpais Land & Water Company, which had become the owner of Rancho Saucelito, subdivided the valley into building sites. Homestead Valley today is an unincorporated community of about 1100 homes located between the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the City of Mill Valley.
Mill Valley Historical Society member Chuck Oldenburg has lived in Homestead Valley since 1963. In April 2000, he began a series of monthly articles about its history for the Homestead Headlines, the newsletter of the Homestead Valley Community Association. Below is a list of all his articles.
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If you have comments or questions about any of his articles or other topics pertaining to the history of Homestead Valley, please e-mail Chuck Oldenburg.