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This photo is from an album documenting an outing by a group of friends to Camp Taylor in Marin County, 1889. This is a view of White's Hill and the North Pacific Coast Railroad trestle, northwest of Fairfax. When the narrow-gauge North Pacific Coast Railroad was completed in 1875 it ran through Camp Taylor (site of Samuel P. Taylor's paper mill) making it a popular destination for excursionists. By 1877 parties were coming from San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area to enjoy the great outdoors. It was one of the first places in the U.S. to offer camping as a recreational activity.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 11 x 17 cm.
csrcl_289 A. 1633.001.020 ark:/13030/kt0779r593
North Pacific Coast Railroad Company--Pictorial Works Railroads 1870-1890 Taylor, Samuel Penfield, 1827-1886
Marin County (Calif.) Taylorville (Calif.) Fairfax (Calif.)
Photograph from folio , "Camp Taylor (Samuel P. Taylor Park), 1889" album, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library (Call number A. 1633.001)