VIGNETTES

Undated photo of the train depot

Mill Valley Depot — Sausalito and Mt. Tam Trains > click to enlarge

Learning something about the history of Mill Valley takes some effort.

During the year, MVHS offers many learning opportunities: listening at the First Wednesday Programs; reading the Annual Review; attending the Annual History Walk.

For year round learning opportunities, an excellent book is “Mill Valley—The Early Years” by Barry Spitz.  The “History Of”  button on this website leads to lots of historical information.  The History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library of course offers extensive resources for studying the history of Mill Valley.

A VIGNETTE presents historical facts with clarity and accuracy. Descriptions are brief and usually accompanied by a photo. The learning experience should take only about one or two minutes.

The Railroad on Miller Avenue July 11, 2013
The Quonsets July 25, 2013
Blithedale Hotel August 9, 2013
Mill Valley Market August 22, 2013
Elementary Schools September 5, 2013
Post Office on Sunnyside September 19, 2013
4-H Valley Riders October 3, 2013
The Outdoor Art Club October 17, 2013
The Old Mill October 31, 2013
Meet the Quinn’s November 14, 2013
The Land Auction November 28, 2013
Tam High Expansion December 12, 2013
El Paseo December 26, 2013
Cypress Knoll January 9, 2014
Wildwood January 23, 2014
Sequoia Theater February 6, 2014
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church February 20, 2014
Tamalpais Park Subdivision March 6, 2014
Carnegie Library March 21, 2014
The Home Front April 3, 2014
Light Opera April 17, 2014
La Verne Railroad
May 1, 2014
Jack Kerouac
May 15, 2014
A Trip to Sonoma May 29, 2014
Mill Valley’s First Fast Food June 12, 2014
A Quirk of History June 26, 2014
Marvel Mar July 10, 2014
The Homestead July 24, 2014
Housing for Marinship August 7, 2014
Memorial Rock August 21, 2014
Lumber Yards September 4, 2014
Burlwood September 18, 2014
142 Throckmorton October 2, 2014
2AM Club October 16, 2014
Druid Heights October 30, 2014
Marin Theater Company November 13, 2014
Fostine November 27, 2014
Sweetwater December 11, 2014
Hickman’s Service Station December 25, 2014
Fernwood January 8, 2015
Redwood Highway January 22, 2015
Camp Tamalpais February 5, 2015
No School Bus February 19, 2015
Gardening in Homestead March 5, 2015
French Connection March 19, 2015
Trip Report Oct. 1920 April 2, 2015
The Fireside April 16, 2015
Tamalpais Valley April 30, 2015
Horse Hill May 14, 2015
Yacht Harbor May 28, 2015
Bay Front Park June 11, 2015
Krag’s Ship June 25, 2015
Shopping in 1910 July 9, 2015
Homestead Terrace July 23, 2015
World’s Fair August 6, 2015
School Closures August 20, 2015
Reed Grist Mill Stones September 3, 2015
The Great Fire of 1929 September 17, 2015
Tam Canyon Tragedy October 1, 2015
Commuting in the 1920s October 15, 2015
Amaranth October 29, 2015
Encountering an Automobile November 12, 2015
First Flight over Mill Valley November 26, 2015
Telephones December 10, 2015
Flu Epidemic December 25, 2015
Bombs on Open Space Trail January 7, 2016
Volunteer Fire Department January 21, 2016
Hilltop February 3, 2016
The Great Depression February 18, 2016
Rock Wedding March 3, 2016
Vocational Training March 17, 2016
Mill Valley Tennis Club March 31, 2016
Marin’s Greatest Athlete April 14, 2016
Local Pubs April 28, 2016
Pacific Sun May 12, 2016
Tamalpais Park May 26, 2016
William L. Patterson June 9, 2016
Harvey Klyce June 23, 2016
Hotels July 7, 2016
Dowd’s July 21, 2016
Victuals August 4, 2016
Golf Course August 18, 2016
Throckmorton September 1, 2016
California Alpine Club September 15, 2016
24 Sunnyside September 29, 2016
Anamás Midden October 13, 2016
Azoreans October 27, 2016
Tamalpais Park School November 10, 2016
Belvedere Reservoir November 24, 2016
Tamalpais Land & Water Co. December 8, 2016
Goheen Gulch December 22, 2016
Liquor Burglar January 5, 2017
Homestead Mansion January 17, 2017
Mead Amphitheater February 2, 2017
Steps, Lanes, Paths February 16, 2017
Marin View Acres March 2, 2017
Art Fontes March 16, 2017
Nook Armager March 30, 2017
Usherettes April 13, 2017