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Mt. Tam: 1910

Mt. Tam: 1910

Marin County, California, circa 1910. "Scenic view of Mount Tamalpais." From an Indian name meaning "west hill." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.


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This is about as close as I can estimate the location.

I think getting any kind of street level view is pretty much out of the question due to so many trees now lining the streets. Here is about where I believe the photo was taken.

Sidney B Cushing Amphitheater

The story in a nutshell: Begun in 1933, it holds 4,000 people.

I'm trying to place where this shot was taken -- seems to be from the ridge over Tam Valley, pretty much from the south, before Mill Valley got built up. I lived in MV from 1957 to 1998.

MY mountain. Where I went directly after getting my driver's license. Where I had my first kiss. Where I went to be alone, or to be with friends.

And yes, the damn motorcycles do their run over it every Sunday morning; they used to wake me up as they rode in packs up Highway One by my house. If only they had mufflers!


A colorized version with lens flair.

[Or, as the ancients called it, "lens flare." Beautiful! - Dave]

I remember

I used to live in the Mill Valley area in the '70s. I've been over and around Mt Tam many times, both by car and motorcycle. The motorcycle was much more fun. I remember narrow roads and lots and lots of houses. Some days it near impossible to get over it. When did they put the small amphitheater on top?

Does anybody remember doing a motorcycle ride from Mill Valley around Mt Tam to Inverness? I think it was nicknamed the "Sunday Morning Run."

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