It Happened in Marin: True Stories from the Other Side of the Golden Gate (Hardcover)

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What makes California's Marin County such an enjoyable place to live and such a unique part of the American landscape?

In this carefully documented history, author Jim Holden brings us the answers. With Jim we learn about the difficult birth of the Golden Gate Bridge. We explore the history and the enchanted wilds of Mt. Tamalpais. We hike the trails of a secret wildlife preserve that Jim calls "The Big Empty," and we get an insider's look into the controversies surrounding the county's oyster beds, its tule elk, and even Marin's esteemed Buck Trust.

In these pages, we meet renowned national figures like Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir and Kit Carson, and we meet a whole series of colorful local men and women who were essential to the birth and growth of Marin County.

There is high drama here too: we see up close the now-infamous shootout and hostage-taking at the Marin County courthouse by a group of inmates from San Quentin, with the alleged involvement of activist Angela Davis.

With magnificent photography and historic maps, this is a book to savor, a must read for history buffs and for anyone who calls the Bay Area home.

About the Author

Jim Holden brings a distinguished background to these stories. A native of St. Louis, Jim came West to school, graduated from Stanford University and then earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. From there he practiced law for many years in San Francisco and Marin County. For more than 45 years, Jim has lived in Marin County, hiking its trails, loving its spirit, and becoming an avid student of its unique history, culture and lore. Now retired, Jim and his wife Mary live in San Rafael.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780997640540
ISBN-10: 0997640545
Publisher: Val de Grace
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 190
Language: English