The Floyd Russel Family History Room

Getting Here From There

June 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016 / Curated by Elia Haworth & Dewey Livingston

Unknown woman on 1910 Indian motorcycle, early 1900s. Photograph from George Longley Family album, Bolinas Museum Archives, 82.5.1
Unknown woman on 1910 Indian motorcycle, early 1900s. Photograph from George Longley Family album, Bolinas Museum Archives, 82.5.1

 

Getting to Bolinas from anywhere has always been a challenge. In 1910, one young man described traveling from Oakland to Bolinas via two ferry rides, an electric train, a gravity train, a horse drawn stage, and a boat across Bolinas Lagoon, before walking to his final destination. From the first Coast Miwok Indian trails through bear country to modern missing road signs and GPS, this exhibition includes historic photographs to trace the fascinating history of traveling to this unique community.