Marin County Points of Interest


Tomales 28 February 2018
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Maine Street South of First Street

The marker reads:


Once the land of the Miwok, Tomales was founded in 1850 by John Keys who shipped potatoes to San Francisco and Warren Dutton who opened the Post Office in 1854. Shipping ended with the siltation of the estuary. From 1875 to 1930 the narrow gauge railroad served this growing community providing transportation for agricultural products. In the late 1800's Tomales was the second largest town in Marin County and was in contention for county seat. Tomales has survived the 1906 earthquake and five major fires and continues to serve the social commercial and agricultural needs of its residents.

Dedicated September 6, 1998
By Sam Brannan #1004 and Yerba Buena #1 Chapters of E Clampus Vitus

The marker is located in the median strip in front of Not-A-Bank Vacation Rental, 26975 Shoreline Highway (26975 Maine Street).
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