Did you know that the neighborhood around Scout Hall and Pharmaca on East Blithedale Ave. was so full of bars, called “blind pigs” back then, that it was known as “Jagtown” (“jag” being a term for intoxication)?

Much like the draw of the 2am Club on Miller Ave. back then, those bars were located outside of what were then the smaller city limits of the then very “dry” Mill Valley. That made it a prime locations for gathering places like the Louvre Saloon (photo at left) and McInnis’ Tavern.

​The history of Jagtown, as well as that of the 1906 subdivision of nearby Tamalpais Park, are the focus of the the Mill Valley Historical Society‘s 41st Annual Walk Into History on Sunday, May 27. 

“Barfights, tree-lined lanes, Scouts, schools and medicine play large roles in the personality of this historical walk,” walk organizers said in unveiling the event details.

Beginning at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard,  walks leave every half hour starting at 9:30am with the last tour leaving at 3:00pm.

The 411: The Mill Valley Historical Society‘s 41st Annual Walk Into History is Sunday, May 27. Advance tickets available here or at the door on the day of the event. No dogs. MVHS Members – $15 | Non-members – $20 | Teens with student ID – $10 | Under 10 – FREE.

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