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Tavern of Tamalpais, Marin Co.

photo of Tavern of Tamalpais in 1902
Photo Accession CV # 77-003-0064
Photo by E.A. Cohen # 1346
Taken on May 15, 1902
5"x7" Glass plate negative
This view by E.A. Cohen of the Tavern of Tamalpais taken from along side the railroad tracks leading to the tavern. The Tavern was originally built in 1896 and burned in 1923.
Cohen spent a lot's of time on Mount Tamalpais taking over 200 photos of Mount Tamalpais and over 455 photos of Marin County. He photographed the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway, gravity cars, Willow Camp now know as Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Mill Valley and other locals in Marin County.
We also have photos of the Blithdale Hotel that was near Mill Valley taken in the 1880's.
The Mount Tamalpais railroad was known as "The Crookedest Railway in the World" and ran from 1896 until 1929.

Holdings: 250 Photos of Mount Tamalpais and over images 557 Marin County.
And steam locomotive Heisler No. 2 by E.A. Cohen and some early views by Fred Ransome of the Gravity cars and Shay No. 7 at the summit yard.
And the Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley. Belvedere and Corinthian Island near Tiburon.
The Mill Valley station of the North Shore Railroad and early photos of the Dipsea Race in Mill Valley.
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