Mill Valley, California

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main cultural

'''Russ Mahon''' is an avid cyclist and founder of a cycling group known as The Morrow Dirt Club. Originally based in Cupertino, California, The Morrow Dirt Club were, arguably, the first to put multiple gears on pre-WWII balloon-tired bicycles for use off-road. These bicycles were the precursor to the modern mountain bike. Russ, along with Tom and Carter Cox, competed in a race in Mill Valley, California in 1974 on these bikes. It was there that Gary Fisher and Joe Breeze, among others, saw the bikes and developed them into the worldwide phenomenon known as mountain biking. In 2007, Russ Mahon was profiled in the documentary film, Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes.


cultural+attitude

. In addition, there are many municipally maintained open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats which, when taken together, ensconce Mill Valley in a natural wilderness. This close and constant proximity to nature has left generations of Mill Valley residents with a strong sense of conservancy toward much of this natural environment. This unique cultural attitude, along with the many natural public spaces preserved within (see below) and around its borders, combine to form one of the main cultural


characters including

, which, in addition to Modesto, was also set in Mill Valley (Mill Valley, California) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). Lucas also intended to end ''American Graffiti'' showing a title card detailing the fate of the characters, including the death of Milner and the disappearance of Toad in Vietnam. Huyck and Katz found the ending depressing and were incredulous that Lucas planned to include only the male characters. Lucas argued that mentioning the girls meant adding another title


scenic location

of as the justification for future steps, lanes, or paths). http: www.cityofmillvalley.org Modules ShowDocument.aspx?documentid 3770 For those who prefer to enjoy nature from the comfort of a chair, the city's public library http: www.millvalleylibrary.org is nestled in a serene and scenic location at the edge of Old Mill Park http: justplaygrounds.com play millValley oldMill index.htm where visitors may relax indoors near the wood


fiction+character

the Mountain Home Inn and lived there until his death in 2001; parts of the biographical documentary about him, ''Little Dieter Needs to Fly'' were filmed there. Author John Gray (John Gray (U.S. author)) who writes the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus books is a long time Mill Valley resident. Preventive medicine physician, John Travis (John Travis (physician)), founded the first wellness center in the US at 42 Miller Avenue in 1975. In fiction, character B.J. Hunnicutt from


strong artistic

Valley Film Festival at the CinéArts@Sequoia -- Mill Valley is known for being a village with a strong artistic heritage. A visitor to downtown Mill Valley will discover many art galleries, open-air coffee shops, and other hallmarks of a thriving artistic community. In addition, the town has sponsored the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival for over fifty years and also the Mill Valley Film Festival, which is part of the California Film Institute, for over thirty years. In addition


quot poems

Mountain" poems by the 8th-century Chinese recluse Han Shan (Hanshan (poet)); this work appeared in chapbook-form in 1969, under the title ''Riprap & Cold Mountain Poems''. Kerouac greatly admired Gary Snyder, many of whose ideas influenced him. ''The Dharma Bums'' contains accounts of a mountain climbing trip Kerouac took with Snyder, and also whole paragraphs from letters Snyder had written to Kerouac. Suiter 2002, pg. 186 While living with Snyder


big population

of incorporation. Organizations and clubs cropped up including the Outdoor Art Club (1902), http: www.theoutdoorartclub.org Masonic Lodge (1903) http: mill-valley.freemasonry.biz history.htm which celebrated its centennial in 2003 http: mill-valley.freemasonry.biz centennial.htm and the Dipsea Race (1905), the latter marking its 100th anniversary in 2010. http: www.dipsea.org The second big population boom


natural hot

later. The annual Dipsea Race is in June, although the trail can be run or hiked any time. The West Marin Stagecoach is a bus that runs from Stinson Beach back to Mill Valley, stopping approximately one mile from downtown. http: www.marintransit.org local.html The Dipsea Trail is not well marked


quot defense

moved to Mill Valley permanently. At the height of the War, nearly 400 locals were fighting, including many volunteer firemen and government officials. By 1950, 1 in 10 Mill Valleyans were living in a "Goheen Home". George C. Goheen built the so-called "defense homes" for defense workers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in the Alto neighborhood. 1950s to present Image:dwtnMillValley.jpg thumb left 225px alt The corner

Mill Valley, California

'''Mill Valley''' is a city in Marin County (Marin County, California), California, United States, located about north of San Francisco (San Francisco, California) via the Golden Gate Bridge. The population was 13,903 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census).

Mill Valley is located on the western and northern shores of Richardson Bay. Beyond the flat coastal area and marshlands, it occupies narrow wooded canyons, mostly of second-growth redwoods (Coast redwood), on the southeastern slopes of Mount Tamalpais. The Mill Valley 94941 ZIP code also includes the following adjacent unincorporated communities: Almonte, Alto (Alto, California), Homestead Valley, Tamalpais Valley (Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, California), and Strawberry (Strawberry, Marin County, California). The Muir Woods National Monument is also located just outside the city limits.

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