Bolinas and Stinson Beach : California

Description

This is the story of two small towns, Bolinas and Stinson Beach, and the body of water that separates and joins them. Although San Francisco's packed urban skyline is visible from its shores, this part of West Marin is isolated in spirit and in fact. For thousands of years the territory of the Coast Miwok Indians, this land became the six-mile-long Briones Mexican land grant, a ranch that lasted less than a decade before being overrun with entrepreneurs, farmers, and failed gold miners. The towns that they built have been visited by earthquake, shipwreck, forest fires, ranchers, rumrunners, bohemians, and the National Park Service, and all of these have shaped their story. While Bolinas maintained its spirit of isolation, removing the road sign that might beckon visitors, Stinson Beach grew from a tent camp for urban refugees to a favorite coastal beach town visited by millions annually.

Details

Author(s)
Phil Frank, Kendrick Rand, Tamae Agnoli
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
165 x 235 x 6mm | 295g
Publication date
30 Apr 2005
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Publication City/Country
Charleston, SC, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0738528951
ISBN13
9780738528953
Bestsellers rank
2,369,333