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Tiburon Walking Tour #1: From the Coast Miwok to the Coming of the Railroad

Tiburon Walking Tour #1: From the Coast Miwok to the Coming of the Railroad - Tiburon, United States

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Location: Tiburon, United States

From USD
$30.00

HISTORY OF THE TIBURON PENINSULA BEFORE THE RAILROAD: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, EXPLORATION, AND SETTLEMENT + LYFORD’S HYGEIA, BELVEDERE and ANGEL ISLAND HISTORY

YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
• The Coast Miwok indigenous people and their lives on the Tiburon Peninsula.
• The Miwok’s first encounters with Europeans.
• The treatment of the Coast Miwok by the Spaniards and later by the Americans.
• Why it took 200 years for the Spanish to enter San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate.
• Juan de Ayala’s sailing into San Francisco Bay and landing on Tiburon Point.
• The Tiburon Peninsula's first European settlers, John Thomas Reed and his descendants.
• Life on the Peninsula before the coming of the railroad in 1884.
• A visit to Lyford’s Stone Tower, the entrance to Dr. Benjamin Lyford's Hygeia, a vision of Tiburon as the world's finest health resort and residential community.
• The history of Angel Island, and how it was saved from commercial development.
• The early history of the City of Belvedere.

Itinerary
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Stop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

We will always be walking along the San Francisco Bay waterfront and viewing the City and the Golden Gate Bridge from Tiburon ... More info ›

HISTORY OF THE TIBURON PENINSULA BEFORE THE RAILROAD: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, EXPLORATION, AND SETTLEMENT + LYFORD’S HYGEIA, BELVEDERE and ANGEL ISLAND HISTORY

YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
• The Coast Miwok indigenous people and their lives on the Tiburon Peninsula.
• The Miwok’s first encounters with Europeans.
• The treatment of the Coast Miwok by the Spaniards and later by the Americans.
• Why it took 200 years for the Spanish to enter San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate.
• Juan de Ayala’s sailing into San Francisco Bay and landing on Tiburon Point.
• The Tiburon Peninsula's first European settlers, John Thomas Reed and his descendants.
• Life on the Peninsula before the coming of the railroad in 1884.
• A visit to Lyford’s Stone Tower, the entrance to Dr. Benjamin Lyford's Hygeia, a vision of Tiburon as the world's finest health resort and residential community.
• The history of Angel Island, and how it was saved from commercial development.
• The early history of the City of Belvedere.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

We will always be walking along the San Francisco Bay waterfront and viewing the City and the Golden Gate Bridge from Tiburon. While walking toward Lyford's Stone Tower, I will discuss the history of the Coast Miwok indigenous people, the early exploration of the area and its first settlers. Walking back to Main Street, I will discuss the history of Angel Island and Belvedere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lyford's Stone Tower, 2034 Paradise Dr, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920, USA

This is the original entrance to Lyford's Hygeia, a vision held by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Lyford to create the greatest, healthiest resort and residential community in the world in Tiburon. While there, I will discuss his life and his plans for Hygeia, and we will begin to view Angel Island and talk about its history and conservation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109

We will view and talk about the history of Angel Island as an immigration station, a quarantine station, a military outpost and a Nike missile base. We DO NOT visit Angel Island on this tour. We view it from the Tiburon waterfront.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Tiburon Walking Tour #2: From the Coming of the Railroad Until Today

Tiburon Walking Tour #2: From the Coming of the Railroad Until Today - Tiburon, United States

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Location: Tiburon, United States

From USD
$30.00

FOCUS ON TIBURON: FROM THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD UNTIL TODAY

YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
• How the railroad came to Tiburon and put it on the map.
• Its history as a blue-collar, rough and tumble railroad town from 1884-1967 and its subsequent decline.
• Peter Donahue, who brought the industrial revolution to California by way of Tiburon and San Francisco.
• The fires that virtually destroyed the town three times.
• Some of the notable buildings on Main St.
• The arks, and the creation of Ark Row.
• How the town dealt with Prohibition.
• How Al Capone figures (twice!) in Tiburon's history.
• Some of the Tiburon Peninsula’s notable residents.
• Tiburon’s transformation into an affluent suburban community and tourist destination.
• How two families helped maintain Main Street's early 1900s character.
• The Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, its model of the 1909 rail yard and restoration of the 1930s stationmaster’s quarters.
• How conservationists fought to maintain the area's physical beauty.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

We will walk toward the Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum along the San Francisco Bay waterfront in Tiburon as I discuss Tiburon's history as a railroad town and its evolution into the community it is today. We will also walk along Tiburon's Main Street and Ark row, where you will learn about how downtown fared and evolved from 1884 until today.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, 1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920-1954

View the extraordinary model of the Tiburon rail yards in 1909, and the exquisitely restored stationmaster's quarters from the 1930s.

Duration: 30 minutes

FOCUS ON TIBURON: FROM THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD UNTIL TODAY

YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
• How the railroad came to Tiburon and put it on the map.
• Its history as a blue-collar, rough and tumble railroad town from 1884-1967 and its subsequent decline.
• Peter Donahue, who brought the industrial revolution to California by way of Tiburon and San Francisco.
• The fires that virtually destroyed the town three times.
• Some of the notable buildings on Main St.
• The arks, and the creation of Ark Row.
• How the town dealt with Prohibition.
• How Al Capone figures (twice!) in Tiburon's history.
• Some of the Tiburon Peninsula’s notable residents.
• Tiburon’s transformation into an affluent suburban community and tourist destination.
• How two families helped maintain Main Street's early 1900s character.
• The Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, its model of the 1909 rail yard and restoration of the 1930s stationmaster’s quarters.
• How conservationists fought to maintain the area's physical beauty.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

We will walk toward the Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum along the San Francisco Bay waterfront in Tiburon as I discuss Tiburon's history as a railroad town and its evolution into the community it is today. We will also walk along Tiburon's Main Street and Ark row, where you will learn about how downtown fared and evolved from 1884 until today.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, 1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920-1954

View the extraordinary model of the Tiburon rail yards in 1909, and the exquisitely restored stationmaster's quarters from the 1930s.

Duration: 30 minutes

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