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Waterways of Central Marin County

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Waterways of Central Marin County

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123 pages
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Aug 4, 2020
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9781005166434
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“Waterways of Central Marin County” is a visual examination of five water tributaries flowing through the cities of Corte Madera, Ross, Larkspur and San Anselmo. Over 85 color images taken by photographer Marques Vickers portray the routings of the Corte Madera, Ross, Larkspur, Tamalpais and San Anselmo Creeks.

The creeks that eminently flow throughout Marin County are important draining outlets originating from the elevated mountain ranges that frame the skeleton of the region. Each creek becomes an important tributary that ultimately empties into the San Francisco Bay.

The Coastal Miwok tribe inhabited the region for hundreds of years harvesting and gathering crops, hunting and fishing for salmon and steelhead trout. Their lands stretched from Marin to southern Sonoma county and Bodega Bay. European diseases with the Spanish establishment of Missions San Francisco de Asis and San Rafael decimated the native population. Following Mexican independence, the missions were closed and the lands divided into two prominent land grants. Over the subsequent two centuries, the region would evolve into upscale suburban enclaves with Mount Tamalpais looming prominently in the background.

Corte Madera Creek
Corte Madera Creek extends approximately 4.5 miles beginning at a conjuncture with Ross Creek in the town of Ross. The creek passes through Kentfield where Tamalpais Creek converges from the west. The creek continues straddling the cities of Larkspur and Corte Madera. The path widens and is surrounded by waterfront properties on both banks before passing under an Interstate Highway 101 overpass bridge. The creek empties into Richardson Bay.

Ross Creek
Ross Creek originates just south before Phoenix Lake, whose overflow spills into its waters. The creek flows through the town of Ross before emptying into a concrete aqueduct and the convergence of the Corte Madera and San Anselmo Creeks.

Larkspur Creek
Larkspur Creek flows 3.5 miles originating from the Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve before passing through the town of Larkspur and merging into the Corte Madera Creek in the city of Greenbrae.

Tamalpais Creek
Along an elevated hillside in Kentfield, the Tamalpais Creek winds eastward before emptying into the Corte Madera Creek.

San Anselmo Creek
The small and isolated Cascade Creek located in the eastern flank of the Pine Mountain Ridge culminates at Cascade Falls. This extremity begins the southern descent of the San Anselmo Creek. The creek forms the southern sector of the Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve and continues into the town of San Anselmo. The Sleepy Hollow Creek drains its waters into the creek at the southeastern corner of Sir Francis Drake High School. The creek continues through downtown San Anselmo until finally converging with the Ross and Corte Madera Creeks in the town of Ross. Downtown San Anselmo has an extended history of flooding when the creek overflows its constricted banks.

Lansat:
Aug 4, 2020
ISBN:
9781005166434
Format:
Carte

Despre autor

Visual Artist, Writer and Photographer Marques Vickers is a California native presently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, Washington regions.He was born in 1957 and raised in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Public Relations and ultimately Executive Director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He subsequently became the Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood between 1984-86.Following a one-year residence in Dijon, France where he studied at the University of Bourgogne, he began Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His company operations have included sports apparel exporting, travel and tour operations, wine brokering, publishing, rare book and collectibles reselling. He has established numerous e-commerce, barter exchange and art websites including MarquesV.com, ArtsInAmerica.com, InsiderSeriesBooks.com, DiscountVintages.com and WineScalper.com.Between 2005-2009, he relocated to the Languedoc region of southern France. He concentrated on his painting and sculptural work while restoring two 19th century stone village residences. His figurative painting, photography and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986. He re-established his Pacific Coast residence in 2009 and has focused his creative productivity on writing and photography.His published works span a diverse variety of subjects including true crime, international travel, California wines, architecture, history, Southern France, Pacific Coast attractions, fiction, auctions, fine art marketing, poetry, fiction and photojournalism.He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline who presently reside in Europe.


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Waterways of Central Marin County - Marques Vickers

Waterways of Central Marin

Published by Marques Vickers at Smashwords

Copyright 2020 Marques Vickers

MARQUIS PUBLISHING

HERRON ISLAND, WASHINGTON

UNSEEN MARIN: The Waterways of Central Marin

Corte Madera, Larkspur, Ross, Tamalpais and San Anselmo Creeks

Preface

Corte Madera Creek

Larkspur Creek

Ross Creek

San Anselmo Creek

Tamalpais Creek

About The Author

Preface

The Coastal Miwok tribe inhabited the territory of Marin County for hundreds of years harvesting and gathering crops, hunting and fishing for salmon and steelhead trout. Their population was speculated to be near 5,000 and their lands stretched from Marin to southern Sonoma county and Bodega Bay.

With the encroachment by Spanish settlers and missionaries and the creation of Missions San Francisco de Asis and San Rafael, the native population became depleted to 300 by 1848 and 60 by 1880. The principle cause for their

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