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Mill Valley in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Reed's Mill

Registered California Historical Landmark

 
 
Reed's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
1. Reed's Mill Marker
Inscription.  The mill was constructed in the 1830's by John Reed and was one of the first saw mills in Northern California.
The mill site was utilized in May 1890 to conduct a public land auction of land parcels that signaled the founding of the City of Mill Valley.
This historically accurate reconstruction of the mill was undertaken by the city of Mill Valley in 1990.
 
Erected 1991 by E. Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1 in cooperation with the City of Mill Valley. (Marker Number 207.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.293′ N, 122° 33.202′ W. Marker is in Mill Valley, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Cascade Drive near Throckmorton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Cascade Drive, Mill Valley CA 94941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Valley Railroad Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outdoor Art Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grist Mill Stones (approx. 0.4
Reed's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
2. Reed's Mill Marker
Replica mill in the background.
miles away); United Nations Conference on International Organization (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fall in Muir Woods (approx. 1.3 miles away); Preserving the Forest Primeval (approx. 1.3 miles away); Redwoods and Their Relatives (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Reed's Saw Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Valley.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Old Mill Park.
 
Also see . . .  John Reed (early Californian) - Wikipedia. Reed constructed the first sawmill in Marin County in 1834. The mill cut wood for the San Francisco Presidio. He also raised cattle and horses and had a brickyard and stone quarry. Reed also did brisk businesses in hunting, skins, tallow, and other products until his death in 1843. (Submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Replica Reed's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
3. Replica Reed's Mill
<i>Old Saw Mill, erected 1832 - Mill Valley, California</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
4. Old Saw Mill, erected 1832 - Mill Valley, California
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on December 14, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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