In 1873, Dr. John Cushing moved with his family onto a homestead at the foot of Mount Tamalpais. He founded Blithedale, a rural resort where he and guests could relax and restore health in a stunning outdoor setting.
The Fall Arts Festival, original called the Mill Valley Harvest Festival, premiered in 1957 and ran for nine days (over the years the event has been trimmed to two days). Held in Lytton Square, this communal celebration included a fashion show, costume parade, sidewalk foliage displays, and of course, local artists displaying their works in store windows.
Down Gold Rush-era streets and Chinatown alleys, past Barbary Coast bawdy houses and Bonanza King mansions, Daniel will take us on a photo tour of the trail as it winds its way to twenty of San Francisco’s most important historic sites.