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Report on April 1st Wednesday Program

Marincello Gate
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Marincello Map

Doug Ferguson gave a very interesting talk and showed a short film on the history of Marincello at the April First Wednesday Program. As he was one of the lawyers involved from the very beginning in fighting the development project, he had first hand information about the battle. What a story. A city of over 20,000 people on 2100 acres near the Golden Gate came close to becoming a reality. The project had been approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.  Thanks to the efforts of  lawyers working pro bono, many other volunteers and the public at large in the late sixties and early seventies, Nature Conservancy finally succeeded in purchasing the land from the backers of the   development. It is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. There was standing room only at the talk.
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1 Comment

  1. Pam on April 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Outstanding program! Doug was informative and entertaining, and helped to shed light on what have been many unanswered questions for me about Marincello since I first learned about it in the late 1970’s. I am grateful to Doug and to MVHS for providing this opportunity to learn about an event of 40+ years ago which has so many characteristic that remain relevant today. Thank you for this reminder of the legacy that was created for us to steward and pass forward to our children and grandchildren.



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