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February 8, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkspur Library
400 Magnolia Ave

Larkspur, CA 94939
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Larkspur Library Presents: Jim Holden, author of "It Happened in Marin"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Join us for a presentation by Jim Holden, local author of It Happened in MARIN: True Stories from the Other Side of the Golden Gate. These 10 stories describe the development and unique character of Marin County.  From the enchanted wilds of Mount Tam, the difficult birth of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Big Empty, to the controversies around the County's oyster beds, its tule elk, and Marin's esteemed Buck Trust. The lifeblood of Jim's stories is his rich cast of characters, like Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, Kit Carson, William Kent, William Coleman, and trailblazer Martha Buckelew.  A native of St. Louis, Jim came West to school, graduated from Stanford University and then earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. 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.