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   Videos - Marin History   

Echoes '76 : Marin County history from Miwok days to 1976

31 min.

"This film was written and produced by Terra Linda and San Rafael (California) high school film students, ca. 1970-1976 under the supervision of David Swingle and other San Rafael City...In 2002, 10 presumably lost student produced documentaries were rediscovered." The films were produced in cooperation with The Marin County Bicentennial Commission.

"Echoes 76" begins with Miwok and Rancho history, and ends with each Marin town's history. The lost film footage shows the destruction of Hotel Rafael by fire, features a recording of Frank Lloyd Wright describing the construction of the Marin Civic Center, and much more.


Silent Legacy : The Marin County Poor Farm

Zoom Presentation - June 29, 2021
53 min.

"Silent Legacy", an award-winning documentary from Georgia Lee and Mitchell Tanaka, follows the story of the Marin County Poor Farm and graveyard, investigating the tragic history behind its existence. Expert interviews and historical documents come together to unveil the lives of Poor Farm residents and site's often rocky relationship with the surrounding community.


China Camp State Park

7 min.

Located on Point San Pedro on the shores of San Pablo Bay in Marin County, California, the region was originally settled by the native Coast Miwok Indians due to its' strategic location and bountiful fish and game. The area prospered as a Chinese shrimp fishing village in the late 1800's, and later fought off development, hanging on to its' rich history to become a California State Park.


Building the Golden Gate Bridge

43 min.

"This film was written and produced by Terra Linda and San Rafael (California) high school film students, ca. 1970-1976 under the supervision of David Swingle and other San Rafael City...In 2002, 10 presumably lost student produced documentaries were rediscovered." The films were produced in cooperation with The Marin County Bicentennial Commission.

There is an edited version (27 min.) at https://youtu.be/qsdy6EbKIL8



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