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No New Posts Historic Aerial Photos of Marin
(Preview) is a pretty cool website. It's like google maps but it lets you do something that's very helpful: slide or dissolve between photos from 1946, 1987, 2002, and 2005. Here's some simple instructions using the site of the 101 Bridge over Corte Madera Creek: http://www.historica...
ClydeRiceRoni 0 1097
No New Posts Forbes Island
Where did Forbes Island end up? A lot of us remember that 'island' that a guy named Forbes built on an old barge & had palm trees & a beach on it, it was anchored out in Richardson Bay for quite some time, I'm guessing in the 1980's. It was covered with rocks which Forbes hand picked out at the old qua...
Meadowsweet Rich 6 1671
No New Posts The NWP Railroad Video: One-word review
WOW!!! (Talking about this video.)
Paul Penna 9 2446
No New Posts E Street Offices - San Rafael
Does anyone else think of School Open House when driving buy the office buildings on E Street between 3rd and Fourth? I remember there was some sort of exhibition of the San Rafael students' artwork each year - back when that building housed the San Rafael City Schools district office. Anyon...
Anonymous 2 867
No New Posts ignacio
Does anyone have any pictures of Ignacio,pre 1963?
bry 19 2808
No New Posts Refectory Restaurant, Bon Air Shopping
Anyone else remember it? It was a great watering hole on the way home from work. I can't remember exactly where it was in the Bon Air Shopping center - some where between the bowling alley and the drug store!
Anonymous 7 3589
No New Posts Famous Drive Ins
Great drive ins: Zip's (San Anselmo at SFD & San Rafael on 2nd St...later to become King Something or other) Jeep's San Anselmo (The Jeeps Special, Mr & Mrs Dillon) M & G, Fairfax Ted's Miricle Mile King Cotton, San Rafael (many fights between the locals & Hamilton Base flyboys) The Gold N...
Anonymous 12 10194
No New Posts What's still here from 35 years ago?
How about an ongoing list of the few things that haven't changed in Marin, and here's a start: Marin Joe's; LoCoco's in TL; Kientze's Bakery in San Anselmo (OK, it has a different name now [Royal Sweet], but the donuts are still the best); Lark Theater revived; Zappentini's + Marelli's in San Rafael; V...
Anonymous 39 2279
No New Posts Do you remember the Coca Cola bottling plant on 2nd st in San Rafael
Used to walk past it and watch the bottles zipping along on the line!
dert 5 1659
No New Posts Favorite Teachers
Highschool (SRHS) Virginia Franklin Ed Cunningham Jr. High (Davidson) Don Hourigan
SanRafaelkid 14 1186
No New Posts San Rafael location help wanted
I've been posting some of our photos to Shorpy (a fabulous site, by the way), including one of our Hudson parked on a street in San Rafael c.1954. I'm trying to nail down the location. In the background, there's a Union 76 station, and some other buildings that mi...
Paul Penna 18 3611
No New Posts History of Litchfields??
Everyone knows litchfields.. haha Anyone have any pics of when it used to be lit up?? As far as I know.. This history of that place was that it USED to be one of Marins finest hotels.. Whitey Litchfield was the owner.. He actually only died a few years ago I think... Anyhow, I guess teh free...
Tyler 2 947
No New Posts Fairs and festivals of the 50s
These were largely home-brew affairs, sometimes with a few carnival rides and a "midway" with booths at which you could plunk down money and try to win stuff. You'd put a dime on a numbered square on the counter, a guy would spin a wheel and if your number came up you could pick something out fr...
Paul Penna 6 957
No New Posts The Storm of Feb. 9 , 1960
Our family had just moved to Stinson Beach on Feb. 6 , 1960 to a house right on the beach. I remember being in the living room about 9:00 am when a wave came crashing through the front window and filling the house with water up to my neck, ( I was only 4 years old ) The State Park rangers came in and rescue...
Paul 1 708
No New Posts Marin maps
Remember when gas stations gave away free road maps? Most oil companies used generic graphics on the covers of theirs, but Standard featured custom paintings for each locale, and when they finally issued a Marin County map in the 60s, here's what they used. [img]
Paul Penna 3 915
No New Posts Eat and Run
I just had an email from someone who found me via my Larkspur site and was trying to locate one of my Redwood class of '64 classmates. I wasn't able to help him, but in passing he mentioned Eat and Run. That was a name I hadn't thought...
Paul Penna 7 1858
No New Posts Marin Rail History
Attended a great presentation on rail history in Marin yesterday in San Rafael, Fred Codoni of Fairfax was featured speaker at the event sponsored by a group of NWP buffs & Marin Historical Society. Railroads in Marin covered everything from the first line, the San Rafael & San Quentin, the...
Meadowsweet Rich 8 1223
No New Posts Skabo
Does anyone else remember calling Santa Venetia "skabo"??? My family lived in Santa Venetia in the 60's and I thought it was only my brother that called it that ... but 35 years later, I ran into someone who refered to it and I was amazed. I loved Skabo back then - full of families with lots of kids. Mem...
SanRafaelkid 11 5822
No New Posts Growing up in Marin in the 1960s
I really have enjoyed looking through Jason's very fine Marin nostalgia web page. There is a lot of fun and interesting info and for those of us who were lucky enough to grow up here in the 1950s and 60s, the photos and stories bring back some fond memories. Personally, I grew up in Tiburon, which as you mi...
bruce macgowan 8 1785
No New Posts How has Marin changed philosophically and demographically?
This is a loaded question. As folks who grew up in Marin, some of whom still live in Marin, how have the people who live in Marin and the lifestyle in Marin changed since you lived here growing up? If you still live here, do you feel a bit disconnected sometimes from "new-comers" ?
Anonymous 20 1554
No New Posts Pics: College of Marin Gym Fire
Either December 1963 or January 1964. Anyone know the exact date? From our house at 9 Arch St. in Larkspur we heard the Kentfield fire horn in the distance. A bit later, the Larkspur horn blew the out-of-town (today we'd call it mutual aid) signal. I ran up to Walnut Ave. and saw the smoke, and persua...
Paul Penna 6 1587
No New Posts The Larkspur Ferry in the '70s-early 80's
Imagine letting your ~10 year old kid ride the Larkspur ferry to the city with his buddies, they hang out all afternoon walking to Pier 39 to play video games, walking to China Town to buy fireworks, then taking the ferry back to Larkspur. Those were some good times! I remember taking a free round tr...
Anonymous 3 837
No New Posts Cruising 4th
Cruising 4th Street in San Rafael was one of the favorite Friday night passtimes when I was in my teens. My ride was a brand new black Chevy II Convertable SS with a white rag top, black interior and automatic on the floor. I don't remember any problems when we congregated, and of course we weren...
suzanne 11 1155
No New Posts Patio World as Christmas Store?
I see that Patio World down on Irwin in San Rafael is still there--do they still do their Christmas thing? When I was a child, I used to get so excited about going there during the holiday season when it transformed from furniture store to Christmas store, full of trees decorated with beautiful ornamen...
jamberry 1 1100
No New Posts DriveIn restaurants
Do remember the driveIn restaurants where the girls used to wait on people in their cars... Circle DriveIn in Corte Madera King Cotton in San Rafael Burgie's DriveIn in Ignasio..Novato Can you think of any others where they came out to your car with a tray and asked you to roll up yo...
ted 5 833
No New Posts Baxters
Admit it! If you were twenty-something in the mid-eighties you partied at Baxters. If you were anything like certain people I know, you first partied at Chevys (which had just opened) with Margarita pitchers, then piled 6 people into a volkswagon bug and smoked some herb with the windows rolled up, t...
cat 8 2050
No New Posts The Parkade in Fairfax
My family moved from Bolinas to Fairfax in 1972. We lived up right below the Meadow Club in a little area called Monte Cristo , actually not in Fairfax City limits but County. When I first moved there I did not know anyone in the area but eventually I got to meet all the kids from San Anselmo , Fairfax an...
Paul 12 910
No New Posts PICs: San Rafael Parade and Fire c.1947
Date of this parade on Fourth St. is an educated guess at this point; could be 1948. In the first shot, though it's a little blurry, you can make out Montgomery Ward, a bit of J.C. Penney, and down the street, Royce. Can't remember what Royce sold - shoes, maybe. The second give a good view of Penney's. Dur...
Paul Penna 4 1105
No New Posts 881 Club San Rafael
A fairly new restaurant in San Rafael, Via Antico at 881 Fourth Street, says that it is at the historical location of the 881 Club. The only 881 Club I know is Pete's 881 Club card room, and I don't think it was ever at that location. Can anyone shed any light on this subject?
HowieCA666 4 783
No New Posts Greenhouses in Larkspur
I was just out walking in Larkspur yesterday and came across those old rundown greenhouses behind where Alpha Beta used to be. (I believe it's now an Albertsons now.) Does anyone know what these things were growing originally and how they've come to this current state of disrepair? Jason ...
marinjase 8 922
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