Marin History

San Rafael's Fiesta Day Parade

15th annual Fiesta Day Parade, held on Sunday, August 29, 1948 honored the forthcoming feast day of the archangel Raphael, for whom the City of San Rafael was named.

The History Behind Litchfield's

The sign towers over the other buildings on East Francisco Boulevard, an enduring presence flanking a busy portion of the 101 highway.

Turning 200

One of the least famous missions, and the second to last to be built in Alta California, celebrates a big birthday this month.

The Wright App

We take a look at some interesting metrics gathered from a local history app.

FDR in San Rafael

A president’s not-so-secret secret mission included visits to Novato’s Hamilton Army Airfield and downtown San Rafael.