Up the road in Brisbane, is the Bay Area’s last original “mile house”* – the 7 Mile House. But you’ll only have to go as far as the Redwood City Library to hear all about it.
“See You at the 7: Stories from the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House” is the book that tells all. And the author, Vanessa Garcia, will be talking about it, and the House. She knows what she’s talking about too, because she’s the person running the 7 Mile House these days.
This is part of the Library’s “Author Series” – and Garcia takes the mic Wednesday night, September 26th, 7pm to 9pm, at the main library on Middlefield, in the Downtown Community Room.
*Mile houses” – date back to the stagecoach era, and they were named for how far they were from San Francisco. The 7 Mile is lively today, in a family-friendly way – but if you go, ask Garcia about the days of the Hayes Street Gang, and the 7 Mile during Prohibition, when San Mateo County was known as “the Most Corrupt County in California!”