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Oral History of Eleanor "Dolly" Jenkins
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In this oral history, Eleanor Jenkins recounts her life in Mill Valley and the many contributions her family has made since the earliest days of the town's history. She discusses her two famous grandfathers: Dr. Cushing, who built the 300 acre Blithedale resort, and John Oscar Eldridge, who built the 11 mile wagon road up Mt. Tamalpais. She also discusses her father, Sidney B. Cushing, who built the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Eleanor describes her family home, evokes everyday life in town when she was growing up, shares her experiences of attending local schools, and recalls many old residents and shops in Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas.
Adams, Maude
Allen, Ida
Billings, George Eddy
Blithedale Hotel
Boericke, Ruth
Boericke, William
Business - Mill Valley - History
Cushing, Dr. John S
Cushing, Harriet
Cushing, Sidney B
Doss, Margot Patterson
Dreyfus, Helen
Eastland, Joseph
Eldridge, John Oscar
Erskine, Millie
Hanson, Lucretia
Hayakawa, S.I
Jenkins, James
Jenkins, Jim
Kent, William
Killion, Dorothy Marie Jenkins
Larkins, Shirley
Lee, Alan
MV history - Early Mill Valley to 1915
Norris, Charles
Oral history - Local business
Oral history - Railways
Oral history - Volunteerism, activism
Outdoor Art Club
Railroad construction & maintenance
SchoolsKeiler, Jean Ward
Thomas, William
Thompson, Kathleen
Upham, Ben
Wilson, Ruth

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