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San Anselmo in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Star Wars

 
 
Star Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 25, 2021
1. Star Wars Marker
Inscription.  Created in San Anselmo 1973
 
Erected by George Lucas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 4.
 
Location. 37° 58.495′ N, 122° 33.784′ W. Marker is in San Anselmo, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from San Anselmo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Anselmo CA 94960, 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. Indiana Jones (a few steps from this marker); The Log Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Birds Nest Glen (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Belrose Theater (approx. 1.7 miles away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. 1.7 miles away); James M. Donahue Ferry Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Anselmo.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the basin surrounding the statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones at the back of Imagination Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star Wars (Wikipedia). And so it started....
"In 1971, George Lucas wanted to film an adaptation of the Flash Gordon serial, but could not obtain the rights, so he began developing his own space opera. After directing American Graffiti (1973), he wrote a two-page synopsis, which 20th Century Fox decided to invest in.
Star Wars Marker - wide view, showing the front side of Yoda and the back side of Indiana Jones image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 25, 2021
2. Star Wars Marker - wide view, showing the front side of Yoda and the back side of Indiana Jones
The marker is visible mounted to the rim of the basin.
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By 1974, he had expanded the story into the first draft of a screenplay. The 1977 movie's success led Lucas to make it the basis of an elaborate film serial...."
(Submitted on November 25, 2021.) 

2. Star Wars - Official Site. Lots and lots and lots of Star Wars-related content. (Submitted on November 25, 2021.) 

3. Star Wars (Wookiepedia).
'Star Wars is a multi-genre mythology and multimedia franchise created by George Lucas in 1976. Comprising movies, novels, comics, video games, toys, and numerous television series, the Star Wars franchise employs archetypal motifs common to religions, classical mythology, and political climax, as well as musical motifs of those same aspects.'
(Submitted on November 26, 2021.) 

4. STAR WARS Original Trailer (Restored) - 1976 (YouTube, 2 min.). (Submitted on November 26, 2021.)
5. Star Wars (Atlas Obscura).
"To commemorate the role the town of San Anselmo played in the creation of both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Lucas donated Imagination Park and its statues to the community in 2013, with the goal to create a place where children and adults alike could stop for a moment of peace and, hopefully, inspiration."
(Submitted on November 26, 2021.) 
 
Yoda image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 25, 2021
3. Yoda
"May the Force be with you!" Or maybe?: "With you may the Force be!"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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