THE CUSHING & ELDRIDGE FAMILIES IN MARIN

  • Marin County Civic Center Library Room 427 San Rafael, CA USA

The surnames Cushing & Eldridge are deeply woven in the fabric of Marin history. In the mid-1870s, Dr. John Jenckes Cushing established Blithedale, initially a health retreat, in what is now Mill Valley. His son Sidney Barlow Cushing became founding president of the Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. John Oscar El-dridge, who became prominent in Marin real estate in the 1880s, built a scenic carriage road, the Eldridge Grade, to the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais.

CABIN AT THE BLITHEDALE HOTEL, MILL VALLEY, 1880s

CABIN AT THE BLITHEDALE HOTEL, MILL VALLEY, 1880s


Join Tim Wood, a great-great grandson of John Jenckes Cushing & John Oscar Eldridge, for an illustrated presentation, as he brings to life the legacies of these men and their families.

SPONSORED BY THE ANNE T. KENT CALIFORNIA ROOM & THE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

Call 415.473.7419 or visit www.marinlibrary.org

Marin County Civic Center Library
Room 427
3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael