Category Archive: Sausalito’s Secret History

Sausalito’s Secret History 021: Elephants

Everyone knows the stately elephants at Vina del Mar Plaza, but do you know their names?  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 020: Manganese Mining

The hills of Old Town Sausalito have seen many changes over the last couple of centuries, including a short-lived manganese boom.  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 019: John Reed

William Richardson may have founded Sausalito, but he wasn’t the first white settler here. . .    

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Sausalito’s Secret History 018: The Pond

The area that’s now beautiful Vina del Mar Plaza was once “the symbol of all that was rotten in Sausalito.”  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 017: Van Damme

Who was the ferryboat Charles Van Damme named after?  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 016: Water Street

Once upon a time, sleepy little Water Street almost became a freeway. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 015: Alcatraz

The 1969 Indian “invasion” of Alcatraz was launched from Sausalito’s no name bar. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 014: Marine Mammal Center

Our nearby Marine Mammal Center was the first of its kind in the U.S. . . .

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Sausalito’s Secret History 013: Waldo

We all know Waldo Tunnel, Waldo Grade, and Waldo Point Harbor, but . . . who’s Waldo?  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 012: Marinship

Marinship, which changed the face of Sausalito forever, became operational in just a matter of months in early 1942.  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 011: Strauss

Can you imagine Coney Island in Richardson’s Bay?  It might have happened. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 010: Ice House

The quaint white Ice House in Sausalito’s downtown historic district was originally a piece of Northwestern Pacfic rolling stock . . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 009: Jim Corbett

Around the turn of the 20th century, peaceful Sausalito was the scene of a bloody battle featuring heavyweight “Gentleman” Jim Corbett. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 008: Forbes

Forbes Island, the fine dining showplace at Pier 39, actually started as a Sausalito landmark. . .   

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Sausalito’s Secret History 007: Hearst

If the socialites of Sausalito had treated William Randolph Hearst a little nicer, his “castle” may have been built right here. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 006: Underwater Streets

When you visit Sausalito’s famous floating homes, look both ways before crossing an underwater street. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 005: San Francisco Yacht Club

The San Francisco Yacht Club was actually based in Sausalito longer than it ever existed in San Francisco. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 004: Alta Mira

Remember when the Alta Mira was famous for its Ramos Fizzes?  How times have changed. . .  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 003: Baby Face Nelson

The boyish bartender at the old Walhalla beer garden was actually a notorious criminal…  

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Sausalito’s Secret History 002: Sally Stanford

There was a time when the term Madam Mayor had a special meaning in Sausalito . . .

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Sausalito’s Secret History 001: San Francisco

Did you know our little village is as old as San Francisco?

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