hall from the
China was salvaged
in 1886 when the
wood ship became
obsolete and was
burned for scrap
metal in Tiburon
Cove. To provide a
historic glimpse of
old-world . . . — — Map (db m154576) HM
These early photographs from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society show Belvedere as a summer resort community. Historic panel provided by the Belvedere Community Foundation.
(Main photo:) Before the 1930s, land access to Tiburon was via . . . — — Map (db m154582) HM
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CHINA
1866 - 1886
Length 360.0' Breadth 47.4' Depth 31.5'
William H. Webb designed and built the SS CHINA in New
York City for trans-Pacific passenger, cargo and mail service.
She came to her San . . . — — Map (db m154581) HM
William H. Webb has been called the greatest shipbuilder of the mid-
nineteenth century, an era that saw the development of the clipper ship, the
steam propelled vessel and the ironclad warship. His reputation was based
not only on the number, . . . — — Map (db m154577) HM
Under many names and owners, the Schooner Saloon has
served Bolinas since the mid-1800s, when today's Wharf Road
was a bustling hub for schooner ship that facilitated
the local economy between West Marin and San Francisco.
Over the years, the . . . — — Map (db m190256) HM
The home of "Lord" Charlie Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's, served California as an assemblyman (1853), Speaker of the Assembly (1854), and Clerk of the State Supreme Court (1856). Fairfax, a descendent of Scottish barons . . . — — Map (db m143401) HM
The remaining antenna fields and buildings in front of you were established by two cutting-edge worldwide communications companies in 1931. American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) radio-telephone station KMI provided two-way voice services between . . . — — Map (db m102641) HM
On the rocks and ledges just below here you can often spot common murres. For a good view from this height, binoculars are helpful. If conditions are right you may hear the colony “moaning” as they huddle penguin-like on the rocks. . . . — — Map (db m63383) HM
Since 1889, United States Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard crews have risked their lives to save shipwreck victims at Point Reyes. Brave crews of highly trained men struggled in some of the worst conditions in North America, sacrificing comfort, . . . — — Map (db m102689) HM
Point Reyes Light has guided and cautioned mariners along this hazardous coast for over 100 years. Built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1870, it came under management of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Resident personnel operated the station until . . . — — Map (db m63502) HM
The heyday of life-saving at Point Reyes is over, but this 1927 lifeboat station still stands alive with a history nearly lost along our coast. While the station preserves the last intact marine railway on the Pacific Coast, the history of ordinary . . . — — Map (db m102690) HM
The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) wireless stations on the Point Reyes Peninsula were know as the "Wireless Giant of the Pacific." The station locations and cutting-edge wireless technology developed by the company under the leadership of . . . — — Map (db m102643) HM
The wife of a lighthouse keeper once planted a small garden nearby, but with no success. As soon as the carrots sprouted the wind blew them away. Few plants can face up to the ocean’s harsh influences.
On these fogbound, windblown rocks, . . . — — Map (db m63363) HM
No one knows how many cries for help went unanswered along this isolated coast. If shipwreck victims were not overcome by pounding surf, they would perish in a cold sea. But once the Life-Saving Station was established in 1889, victims of the coast . . . — — Map (db m102676) HM
The intriguing rock exposure in front of you is part of a formation that caps the highest hills in this area. The Point Reyes Conglomerate is a formation consisting of a sandy matrix embedded with pebbles, cobblestones, and boulders. Geologists . . . — — Map (db m63377) HM
FERRIES ON THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Dating back to the 1850s, ferry
service provided a vital link
between Marin County and
San Francisco. This changed
in 1937 when the Golden Gate
Bridge opened and ferry service
gradually declined. Between . . . — — Map (db m153337) HM
The Remillard Brick Company, of which the Green Brae Brick Kiln is the only surviving structure, was by 1900 the largest brickmaking firm on the Pacific Coast. The kiln is one of the few remaining examples of the Hoffman type kiln in the U.S. and . . . — — Map (db m63983) HM
This cottage, built in 1891, once housed the superintendent for the adjacent Greenbrae Brickyard of the Remillard Brick Co., which was declared a California State Landmark in 1978.
The cottage was renovated in 1985 through the cooperative . . . — — Map (db m63988) HM
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
Born in 1540, Sir Francis Drake went to sea at about age 12. After Spaniards attacked an English trading fleet, including his ship, at San Juan de Ullua in Mexico, Drake began raiding Spanish ships and coasts. In a . . . — — Map (db m153379) HM
The Mighty Vessel
The terror of the Spaniards in the Pacific,
the Golden Hind was about 80 feet long in the
oak hull, 23 feet maximum breadth, and drew
13 feet of water. Her 18 cannons fired 6-pound
shot, outgunning every Spanish . . . — — Map (db m153381) HM
Originally constructed for the American Marconi Company, the powerhouse, a 2900 square foot concrete structure, housed the stations transformer, boiler, batteries and workshop. The Marshall Station, in conjunction with the Bolinas Station, made . . . — — Map (db m73755) HM
Chances are you traveled to Marconi by car or bus. Your route was partially along the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy-1). From this vantage point it can be seen in the distance winding along the edge of Tomales Bay.
At the turn of the century this was . . . — — Map (db m73758) HM
Oldest standing house in Mill Valley
Home of Carmelita Garcia Boyle and Hugh Boyle. Carmelita's mother
was the widow of John Reed, the original settler of Mill Valley.
Carmelita inherited 325 acres of John Reed's vast holdings . . . — — Map (db m193328) HM
Warm days, gold and crimson foliage, and migratory animals mark the season.
Sonoma chipmunks busily prepare for hibernation. They forage through the woods in search of seeds, nuts, and berries. When their cheek pouches are full, they dig a small . . . — — Map (db m92646)
Two miles west is the old saw mill, from which the city of Mill Valley acquired its name. It was constructed in the 1830's by John Reed, grantee of the Rancho Corte De Madera Del Presidio. The creek waters furnished the motive power for the mill, . . . — — Map (db m91858) HM
Constructed in 1929 by Northwestern Pacific Railroad, this mission revival-style depot replaced an earlier station at the same location. The first train arrived in Mill Valley in 1890 at a time when the town was called Eastland. This depot served . . . — — Map (db m102444) HM
This historic trail map was originally painted in 1949 on the side
of a grocery store that once stood across the street from Old Mill
Park at the corner of Throckmorton Avenue and Old Mill Street.
The grocery store, which changed names . . . — — Map (db m153383) HM
The Outdoor Art Club was designed in 1904 by Bernard Maybeck; internationally known American architect. Particularly notable for its unusual roof truss system, the building exemplifies Maybeck's creative use of natural materials. The Club, founded . . . — — Map (db m143402) HM
You are entering one of the world's last remaining ancient coast redwood forests. This magnificent forest...with its redwoods, the tallest of living things...is protected and made accessible to the public by the National Park Service for the . . . — — Map (db m82387) HM
The Coast Redwood belongs to the plant family Taxodiaceae, which also included fourteen other species. Members of the Taxodiaceae family are conifers that generally have soft wood, long, straight trunks, round cones, and narrow, needle-like . . . — — Map (db m104063) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m143523) HM
Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations Conference on International Organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first President of the United . . . — — Map (db m144203) HM
The West Point Inn was built in 1904 by the Mill Valley & Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway where daily steam trains met a stagecoach for a journey to the beach.
The inn was a stop on a railway whose major stops were at Tamalpais East Peak and . . . — — Map (db m200311) HM
Early in World War II, the United States was reeling from Japan's attack on
Pearl Harbor and moved to augment the defense of San Francisco Bay from
enemy ships. Base end "fire control” stations proliferated along the coast in
those fearful times. . . . — — Map (db m190257) HM
After Novato was incorporated in 1960, city officials found a ready-made City Hall in the former Presbyterian Church, built in 1896. The City purchased it in 1962; it was repainted dark red with white trim and in 1963, it reopened as Novato's City . . . — — Map (db m102618) HM
This two-story, clapboard structure, known as the Burdell Frame House, was built in 1874 for Mary Burdell’s cousin, Mary Joynsen.
Originally a rectangle building, it has been modified with a projecting, two story addition on the end facing . . . — — Map (db m13246) HM
A major significant change occurred in 1911 when James Burdell (Galen and Mary’s son) hired a contractor for the then princely sun of $15,000 to expand and convert the wood frame building into a 26-room mansion. Interior fireplaces and a second . . . — — Map (db m12176) HM
A shingled shed now protects the ruins of Camilo Ynitia’s adobe home from further weather damage. Dating from the late 1830’s this structure represents a period when the Wiwok were abandoning their traditional dwellings in favor of more sheltered . . . — — Map (db m143486) HM
Believed to have been built in 1892, this home became known as the Carlile House after Charles and Clara Belle Carlile purchased it in 1902. The home next door was built at the same time, with the same plans, and is a “twin home” to the Carlile . . . — — Map (db m213833) HM
This board and batten, wood frame building was the living quarters for the Burdell
family cook. It was used for this purpose until the beginning of the 20th century.
The abundance of wire nails indicates
that this building may have been . . . — — Map (db m193882) HM
Antone (Tony) V. DeBorba opened Deborba's Inn on Grant Avenue in 1906. When Prohibition forced him out of business, he leased a building at Grant and Highway 101 (now Redwood Blvd.) and opened "DeBorba's Stage Station," a favorite respite for . . . — — Map (db m102600) HM
In 1890, Dr, H.J. Conradt purchased two lots, where this building now stands, for $10 from the Home and Farm Company. In 1898, when John (Jean) Loustaunau decided to build his own hotel, saloon and restaurant, he and his wife purchased the lots from . . . — — Map (db m102596) HM
Stephen Porcella's Fashion Shop - a blacksmith shop and iron works - was built circa 1893. This business was named the "Fashion Shop" because Porcella would "fashion a tool to suit the customer."
Pprcella made and repaired iron equipment, built . . . — — Map (db m102597) HM
In 1852, Camilo Ynitia sold most of the Olompali land grant for $5,200 to James Black, Marin County’s Assessor. Eleven years later, Black gave the property to his daughter, Mary, when she married prominent San Francisco dentist Galem Burdell. By . . . — — Map (db m12169) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m213739) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m213773) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m213774) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m213775) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m213776) HM
Dedicated to the Memory of
Lloyd Andrews Hamilton
First Lieutenant 17th Areo Squadron
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross
for Extraordinary Heroism in Action at
Varssionagre, Belgium August 18, 1918
Killed in Action
Near . . . — — Map (db m102756) WM
This site is part of Corte Madera de Novato granted by Governor Juan Alvarado to John Martin in 1840. Purchased by Jefferson A. Thompson in 1865. A working ranch and cheese making family of five generations, that continued to make the world famous . . . — — Map (db m78066) HM
Originally this site was occupied by a meat market and the first Novato Bank was housed temporarily in a wooden structure reportedly located on the east side of Grant Avenue. The Novato Bank was built in 1913 by the property owner, Frank Silva. The . . . — — Map (db m102602) HM
The Novato Bank (828 Grant Avenue) was built in 1913 by property owner, Frank Silva. The bank served ranchers, merchants, home builders, and the Novato area.
The adjoining section of the building (826 Grant Avenue)first served as a drugstore when . . . — — Map (db m102561) HM
Bell from Novato Grammar School
Redwood and Grant Ave. Built 1875
The bell was cast by the Gould’s Manufacturing Co., Seneca Falls, N.Y. at a cost of $25.00
Donated by the Manzoni Family — — Map (db m213779) HM
Originally built in 1896, this was the site of Novato's first Presbyterian Church. The church was built in the Victorian Gothic style of architecture. The building served as Novato City Hall from 1963 until it was closed for safety reasons in 2005. . . . — — Map (db m64860) HM
You are standing on the site of the largest known villages of the Coast Miwok - Olompali (pronounced o-lum-pa-lee). Preliminary archaeological investigations indicate about 100 acres had been occupied for centuries prior to arrival of the Spanish . . . — — Map (db m194219) HM
The Postmaster's House, one of the oldest structures in Novato, was built circa 1850 and was originally located on South Novato Blvd west of Yukon Way. The earliest known occupant was Henry Jones, who began Novato's postal service in 1856 and served . . . — — Map (db m102594) HM
Rancho Olompali was home to three generations of Burdells from 1866 to 1943. For the following five years the new owner, Court Harrington, used the property to raise purebred beef. In 1948, the building was converted to a religious retreat when the . . . — — Map (db m85929) HM
On February 4, 1890, the Sausalito News reported "A.D. Scott will erect a fine store and move his general merchandise business to the town site." Alexander Dill Scott, who emigrated from Nova Scotia, built his store at this location.
The post . . . — — Map (db m102617) HM
Many have come before to this gentle land. Indians, Spaniards, Mexicans, Americans came in succession, each group influenced the land in a different way.
The Coast Miwok lived here for thousands of years, even before the Egyptian pyramids were . . . — — Map (db m85980) HM
Five families who chose to live together leased Olompali hoping to create a Utopian community. They shared communal chores and established a Summerfield-Waldorf school for the children.
This cement slab was poured May 1968. It was set up with . . . — — Map (db m193337) HM
Originally manufactured for use on whaling ships, this large, cast-iron try-pot was an important
part of Camilo Ynitia's rancho operations in the early 1800's.
Ynitia, the last Coast Miwok hoipu or leader at Olompali, raised cattle on . . . — — Map (db m194211) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m226282) HM
These 9 hangers are original 1930’s Captain Howard B. Nurse-designed structures, now renovated to house commercial activities. A variety of historic aircraft were housed here, including biplanes, early propeller-powered fighters and bombers, . . . — — Map (db m226372) HM
Friedrich (Fred) Zeh, Jr. was born September 7, 1904, in Darmstadt, Germany. His father Fiedrich and his mother Marie Kirchbaum Zeh came to the United States in 1906. They purchased land at 1854 Indian Valley Road and operated a chicken ranch. Fred . . . — — Map (db m226803) HM
This knoll was set aside for the burial of family and friends of Joseph Bryant Sweetser and Francis DeLong, owners of the 8,870 acre Rancho de Novato from 1856 to 1879. The oldest known grave is dated 1861. The town's people . . . — — Map (db m231594) HM
Drakes Bay Historic
and Archaeological District
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark.
This landmark is associated with the 1579 landing of
Francis Drake, the 1595 landing of Sebastián Rodríguez
Cermeño and the wreck of the San . . . — — Map (db m184869) HM
On June 17, 1579, Captain Francis Drake sailed his ship, Golden Hinde, into the Gulf of the Farallones and the bay that now bears his name. He sighted these white cliffs and named the land Nova Albion.
During his 36 day encampment in California, . . . — — Map (db m221808) HM
Two plaques make up this marker. This cove is believed by many scholars to be the site of Sir Francis Drake’s California Harbor, where he careened the Golden Hinde to repair a leak received at sea and replenished his ship from 17 June to 25 . . . — — Map (db m73706) HM
Some of the world’s richest waters exist right off California’s coast. An explosion of life occurs here due to a combination of the sun’s energy, wind, ocean currents, and contours of the sea floor. Microscopic phytoplankton form the base of the . . . — — Map (db m63362) HM
This structure replaces Bridge No. 27C0071, a contributing element to the Ross Historic Bridges District, eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The original bridge was completed on January 13, 1910 as part of a $12,500 . . . — — Map (db m63939) HM
This monument is dedicated to veterans of the Armed Forces from the Town of Ross who served their Country during World War I & II, and in Korea and Vietnam.
It is a memorial to those who gave their lives so that we may live in peace. . . . — — Map (db m213580) WM
This is the James Ross home site, established in 1857. Originally from Scotland, he purchased 8,877 acres for a ranch and estate. He played an important role in the economic and social/development of Marin, and provided agricultural, dairy and . . . — — Map (db m213736) HM
A bridge existed in this area as early as 1895, perhaps built by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad to provide access to the train station. It was later replaced by a newer bridge, possibly in 1916. — — Map (db m197099) HM
San Anselmo has a long history of flooding.
This line is the high water mark from 2005.
For more information visit the Town of San
Anselmo website by scanning the QR code below. — — Map (db m189464) HM
San Anselmo has a long history of flooding. This line is the high water mark from 2005. For more information visit the Town of San Anselmo website by scanning the QR code below. — — Map (db m197253) HM
San Anselmo has a long history of flooding. This line is the high water mark from 2005. For more information visit the Town of San Anselmo website by scanning the QR code below. — — Map (db m197256) HM
San Anselmo has a long history of flooding. This line is the high water mark from 1982. For more information visit the Town of San Anselmo website by scanning the QR code below. — — Map (db m197259) HM
Theodore A. Gill (1920-2005) embraced the Christian calling to rejoice in God and creation, and to love God’s people. With his wife Katherine Gill, he welcomed world-class teachers, learners, story-teller, dramatists, musicians, and other artists to . . . — — Map (db m213738) HM
Indigenous People Coast Miwok
Mexican Land Grants
SA Creek Floods 1925, 1982
Bald Mountain 1141 FT
Red Hill 464 FT
Seminary Hill 90 FT
Sleepy Hollow Dairy c1850
Tompkins House c1869
Tunstead . . . — — Map (db m197098) HM
Home of San Anselmo American Legion Post 179. Built by the veterans of World War I, Post Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Troops and dedicated community volunteers.
Construction began April 23, 1933 and was completed and dedicated May 27, 1934. . . . — — Map (db m102721) HM
This section of steel was recovered
from the World Trade Center.
It is dedicated in memory of
the 343 firefighters and
all who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001
Dedicated on September 11,
2011 — — Map (db m189462) WM
This spot was once the center of a thriving Chinese fishing village. Starting in the 1860s emigrants from the Kwantung province in China lived with their families and fished here. China Camp is the only surviving fishing village among many in the . . . — — Map (db m102477) HM
The Dixie Schoolhouse is the oldest one-room school in Marin County and has been in continuous use since its construction in 1864. The property was deeded to James Miller by Don Timoteo Murphy and is part of the Las Gallinas Ranch granted to Murphy . . . — — Map (db m64838) HM
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