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Old Mill Valley Library
The former Mill Valley Public Library, at 52 Lovell Ave. Photo 1980.

New Mill Valley Library
The new Mill Valley Public Library, at 375 Throckmorton Avenue. Photo 1980.

80th Anniversary
Mill Valley celebrates its 80th Anniversary in September, 1980.

Mill Valley, 1981
Mill Valley in 1981 Edna Maguire School is in the left center, Richardson Bridge in upper right, and San Francisco in the upper left.

1983 flood
Mill Valley's multi-use path crossing Bothin Marsh during
the flood of February, 1983.

Village Music
Interior of Village Music at 9 E. Blithedale, vendor of new and used LPs, in 1983. The owner, John Goddard, is the son of early Mill Valley settlers.

1984 fire
A $1 million fire destroyed three buildings in Mill Valley on June 18, 1984 - Dowd's Moving & Storage, Curtis Gallery, and La Veranda Restaurant - in the 100 block of Throckmorton Avenue. Forty firefighters battled the 2:50AM fire for two hours before it was under control.

El Paseo
El Paseo, originally a three-story wooden building, was remodeled by Edna Foster in a Spanish style using building materials acquired from Mexico and Fort Cronkhite, and by using railroad ties and spikes from the old Mountain Railway. Photo 1984.

Constructing ramped curb
Putting in ramped curbs on Mill Valley sidewalks in 1984.

City Hall at Christmas
Holiday lights on City Hall during the 1980s.

Cushing Memorial Theatre
The Cushing Memorial Theatre (Mountain Theatre), home of the Mountain Play performances, c. 1986.

Varney's Hardware
Marie and Sam Schneider in April 1988, just before their store Varney's Hardware went out of business.

Old Mill School mural
Painting a mural on the Old Mill School playground wall in the 1980s. The walls were eliminated when the school was rebuilt in 1995.

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