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View of the railroad route to the summit of Mount Tamalpais with the West Point Inn in the distance, Marin County, California, circa 1909 [photograph]
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1909
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Railroads - Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway
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The Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad ran from 1896 until 1929, from downtown Mill Valley, California to near the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, with a second line descending the west side of Mt. Tamalpais to Muir Woods beginning in 1907. It was dubbed "The Crookedest Railroad in the World" for its 281 curves. The West Point Inn, built in 1904 and pictured in the distance, was a stopover for passengers who were making their way to the top of the mountain. Today, it is the only surviving structure from the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 18 x 23 cm.
West Point Inn
Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad Co
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)

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