Legendary Locals of Mill Valley, California (Paperback)

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Since the 1800s, Mill Valley has attracted spirited freethinkers, entrepreneurs, nature lovers, rabble-rousers, and more than a few rock stars. Early Mill Valley booster Sidney Cushing encouraged tourism with a train up Mount Tamalpais called the Crookedest Railroad in the World. Laura White, more concerned with protecting Mill Valley's natural beauty than attracting more people, brought the town its Outdoor Art Club and a tradition of conservationism. Vera Schultz broke the glass ceiling of local politics in 1946, and in 1973, 10-year-old Jenny Fulle's letter to President Nixon changed the future of America's female athletes. When an elementary school teacher named Rita Abrams wrote a song about why she loved Mill Valley, it became a national hit; so did a song about the heart of rock and roll, written by local boy Huey Lewis, who had attended that same school. The stories of Mill Valley's legendary locals whether from 1890 or 1980 are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes inspiring, often humorous, and always fascinating.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467101288
ISBN-10: 1467101281
Publisher: Legendary Locals
Publication Date: May 26th, 2014
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Legendary Locals