- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
An exhibit of photographs taken by UC Cooperative Extension's first farm advisor in Marin County will be on display at the Marin County Fair June 30 – July 4.
M.B. Boissevain, who became a UCCE advisor in 1920, took approximately 500 photos of Marin agriculture and its people during his 30-year career. Ellie Rilla, UCCE advisor in Marin County, and David Lewis, UCCE director and advisor in Marin County, have written a book about the agricultural history of the county based on Boissevain’s photos and farm reports.
The 126-page book “Marin Agrarian Roots” contains 82 images photographed by Boissevain.
The book will be available for purchase at the fair for $25. It also will be available at Book Passage, Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes Books, Tomales Regional History Center and Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History.
Read more about the exhibit and the book at http://marinfair.org/fair-preview/library.