This Week in Marin History
"FROM THE ASHES"
On April 16, 1866, Tomales Presbyterian Church, Marin County's first Protestant house of worship, was destroyed by fire just prior to its dedication. (A pulpit bible and a few furnishings survived.) Two years later construction of another colonial-style church was completed on the same hilltop site to serve early Scotch-Irish settlers and others who flocked to areas of West Marin to raise and ship agricultural products. (Half the county's population at one time was centered around Tomales.) An adjoining Protestant cemetery was later deeded to the parish, and in 1989 Marin's oldest Protestant church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
These are short articles and notices from Marin newspapers, published one hundred years in the past.
They present the happenings of the county, the concerns of the readership and the peculiar prosody of their
posthumous penmen. The newspapers from which these articles were collected are available for research at the
Marin History Museum's Library in the Novato Collections & Research Facility. Call (415) 382-0770 x7 to
make a research appointment.
April Joke on Dr. Dudley
Dr. Dudley’s friends played a clever joke on him April Fool’s Day. They secured the figure of a beautiful blonde form the window of a store, dressed the lady in apparel fine and fashionable her pink and white complexion gleaming bewitching through the meshes of a lace vail, over a large corsage bouquet of natural flowers.
The San Francisco Socialists have announced a grand picnic to be held at Schuetzen Park, Sunday, April 13th.
Documents Filed in the Recorder’s Office
The new buffalo nickel has been counterfeited. Telephone and nickel in the slot machines absorb the bogus coins with avidity, being unable to see just how inartistic the disks are.
Another Culebra Slide
The latest slide in the Culebra cut is the most serious of the year. Though only a thousand feet in length, it may be the prelude of other slides which will seriously delay the opening of the Panama canal.
More than a year has elapsed since China became a republic and her people have been somewhat restive because the United States withheld her recognition of the new government. But intimations from Washington are now to this effect, that the United States will recognize the Chinese republic when the National Assembly convenes in Peken next month. That assembly will elect a President and adopt a constitution. Then according to international law the republic will be legally established and Uncle Sam will be free to do what might have been done earlier in the absence of unfulfilled requirements.
Answer it Honestly
Are the statements of San Rafael Citizens not More Reliable than Those of Utter Strangers?