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HIKING MOUNT TAMALPAIS WITH THE TRAIL MAP EARLY DRUID HEIGHTS PEOPLE WOULD HAVE USED

This is the trail map of near-to-Druid Heights Mt. Tamalpais that would have been used by Druid Heights residents and visitors back in the 1950s on through at least the 1970s and likely later.  Former 1970s Druid Heights resident David…

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THE “DRUID” IN DRUID HEIGHTS

IT WOULDN’T BE CALLED DRUID HEIGHTS IF ELSA GIDLOW HAD NOT KNOWN ELLA YOUNG Poet, Irish revolutionary, author of fiction, mythologist, mystic and University of California Berkeley professor Ella Young’s(1867-1956) interest in the Druids, the priests of the British Isles…

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A HIGH RES COPY OF AN ICONIC DRUID HEIGHTS PHOTO COMES TO LIGHT

While there was a very poor version of this photo, with the caption “Elsa Gidlow 1959”  on page 385 of Druid Heights’ Elsa Gidlow’s autobiography ELSA: I COME WITH MY SONGS the original was not in her files that are…

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DRUID HEIGHTS: HISTORIC COUNTER-CULTURE MECCA IN A NATIONAL PARK FACES DEATH BY NEGLECT

Below are what the author considers the “take-away” paragraphs of his medium.com story with the above title.   You can access the full version of this story at: https://medium.com/@savedruidheights/druid-heights-an-early-counter-cultural-mecca-in-a-national-park-sliding-towards-oblivion-c806803695c2 “That’s a snapshot of the prologue and principle characters of Druid…

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TWO UPCOMING DRUID HEIGHTS RELATED TALKS IN MILL VALLEY, CA: MONDAY 12/3 AND WEDNESDAY 12/5

TIME TO REMIND: TWO NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TALKS IN MILL VALLEY, CA NEXT WEEK RELATED TO DRUID HEIGHTS —MONDAY THE 2ND: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA SUPERINTENDENT LAURA JOSS AND OTHER NPS PERSONNEL TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE MUIR…

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Gerd Stern’s 90th at the Beat Museum in SF will include discussion of his Druid Heights experiences

UPDATE: THE GERD STERN 90TH EVENT AT THE BEAT MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS SUNDAY THE 2ND AT 7 PM WILL INCLUDE GERD AND I DISCUSSING HIS DRUID HEIGHTS DAYS. When I was at the Beat Museum a couple of…

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COMING ON THE WEEK OF 11/12/2018: AN ANNIVERSARY, AN EVENT AND SOME NEWS

Next Friday, November 16th, will be the 45 anniversary of the passing of Alan Watts in his home in the Mandala House at Druid Heights on 11/16/1973. By pure coincidence it was on 11/16/2016 that I took a walk through…

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DRUID HEIGHT’S ELSA GIDLOW: IMMIGRANT

Here are some words worth considering when we think about Elsa Gidlow, who until age 6 was a resident of the UK, and from 6 until 21 was a resident of the province of Quebec, Canada. She immigrated to New…

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A BOOK YOU SHOULD OWN: THE ART AND LIFE OF JEAN VARDA

A LITTLE ADVICE FROM THE EDITOR: BUY A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR YOURSELF AND ANOTHER FOR A FRIEND Since we are doing Varda I want to put in a plug for a great book: The Art and Life of…

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