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Holder's essay “At the Base of Tamalpais” from 1893 describes the mountain and surrounding towns and landscape in vivid, beautiful language.
Black boxing legend Joe Gans, one of the greatest lightweight fighters of all time, trained & fought at Billy Shannon’s Villa in San Rafael
Search or browse all collections on the California Room's Digital Archive, including photos, postcards, interviews, and ephemera
Collection of photographs, speeches, essays, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, highlighting suffrage leader Elizabeth Thacher Kent.
A presentation on the history of the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center & Portuguese community in Southern Marin.
This video is from a movie created by students of San Rafael High School in 1976.