Poor Farm Took in Marin’s Homeless


by Marilyn L. Geary

From 1880 to 1963, Marin County operated a farm, hospital, and cemetery in Lucas Valley for the care of the poor. Just as today, taxpayers were wary of providing services to the needy who came to Marin from other counties.

News summary of Poor Farm Superintendent’s Report. Sausalito News, January 19, 1901.

Local newspapers summarized the quarterly reports on the financial status of the farm and its residents that the Farm Superintendents submitted to the County Supervisors.

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Originally published at https://annetkent.kontribune.com.



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