Historical Articles & Research

San Anselmo has a rich and varied history as the following articles attest.

General History

Country Fair Day
Early Marin by Donald E. Perry
Grand Encampment – Camp Schofield 1875
Incorporation Facts and Trivia
Little Histories of the Road
Play Ball! A Bit of Baseball & Memorial Park History
Red Hill – A Mystery Solved
Red Hill – Photo Essay
San Anselmo Fire Chief Frank Sousa – Marin  County Fire History
San Anselmo’s Long History of Flooding
San Anselmo Public Library 
San Anselmo Then & Now (a series of articles)
The Town Hall Tower
Tragedy on Bald Hill – 1941 Plane Crash
Trains? In San Anselmo?
What Sugarfoot Has Seen: The amazing life of a cast-iron deer
Women Break into Politics (Carmel Booth)


A Retreat for Artists and Writers (James Arthur Cahill and Arthur Preston Hankins)
Agatha Court – Where Bees Buzzed and a Garden Grew
Alexander Bouick’s Account of His Journey from Scotland to San Francisco, 1881
Barber Tract: The History of a Neighborhood
Before United Markets Came to Town – An Untold Story Revealed (Hilldale Park)
Harold G. Stoner’s Architectural Legacy in Marin County (Sleepy Hollow)
History of the Robson-Harrington House
Reminiscences of Kernan and Geraldine Robson
On Sleepy Hollow Ranch
Sleepy Hollow’s “Secret War” Mission: Memories of Sleepy Hollow, 1943
Samuel Heiman – A Busy Architect
The Samuel P. Taylor Family in San Anselmo
The Homes of James and Mary Tunstead
The Short Ranch

San Anselmo Businesses

Destination San Anselmo – Summer 1908 (Early Hotels and Campgrounds)
Rose E. Shapira, Pioneer San Anselmo Druggist

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Mr. Montgomery and His Chapel
Notable Buildings of San Francisco Theological Seminary
Rev. Andrew C. Strachan’s Crazy Quilt
Then and Now: Montgomery Memorial Chapel
Than and Now: Scott Hall


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