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John Reed's Saw Mill

JOHN REED'S SAW MILL

TWO MILES WEST IS THE OLD SAW MILL, FROM WHICH
THE CITY OF MILL VALLEY ACQUIRED ITS NAME. IT
WAS CONSTRUCTED IN THE 1830'S BY JOHN REED,
GRANTEE OF THE RANCHO CORTE DE MADERA DEL
PRESIDIO. THE CREEK WATERS FURNISHED THE MOTIVE
POWER FOR THE MILL, WHICH WAS THE FIRST IN THE
SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION TO SUPPLY LUMBER.

STATE REGISTERED LANDMARK NO. 207

MARKER PLACED BY CALIFORNIA CENTENNIALS COMMISSION
IN COOPERATION WITH MARIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

DEDICATED APRIL 17, 1950.

 Image from HMDB by Andrew Ruppenstein.

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