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This photo depicts a group of friends in front of their tent at Camp Taylor in Marin County, 1889. 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_278 A. 1633.001.009 ark:/13030/kt0w1033sd
Recreation Camps Taylor, Samuel Penfield, 1827-1886
Marin County (Calif.) Taylorville (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)