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Title
Map promoting the unique features of Marin County, issued by Marvelous Marin, 1937 [map]
Creator
Barnes, Lance
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
General Collection
Rights Information
copyrighted
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1937
Copyright 1937, Lance Barnes
Description
In 1910, the Marin County Promotion League was formed to foster the growth of Marin, and "attract the attention of home-seekers and other desirable people to settle in this county." A more permanent organization known as "Marvelous Marin" formed in 1925, and served as a booster club, "with good roads as the paramount issue." The opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 provided a chance to publicize a variety of activities in Marin. This illustrated map highlights many of these special features, including agricultural crops (artichokes, peas, white turkeys, dairy, hay), and recreational opportunities, such as swimming, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Also highlighted are physical features and landmarks: Mt. Tamalpais State Park; Hamilton Field, the Old Mill in Mill Valley, Indian Mounds, lakes, trees, beaches, private schools, golf courses, and Redwood Highway (today's Highway 101). This 1937 map is part of a promotional brochure titled "Marvelous Marin County: San Francisco's Most Unique Suburb."
Type
image
Format
1 hand-drawn map, color; 34 x 20 cm.
Identifier
csrcl_1090
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/general/id/15
Language
English
Subject
Maps
Tourism
Agriculture
Recreation
Clubs
Organizations
Marvelous Marin, Inc
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom

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