Ann Bardwell Solem (Bardwell is first husband’s name) was a long time Mill Valley resident. This oral history describes daily life in Mill Valley, attending local schools, the 1929 fire, the occasional disasters, and local residents and shops. She was a journalist and worked for the Mill Valley Record and the Marin Independent Journal. During her journalism studies at University of California at Berkeley she was the editor of Daily Cal, the school’s newspaper. She was an activist and volunteered for a variety of local causes such as affordable housing and the library. She also served on the Mill Valley City Council.
An interview conducted by Joyce Kleiner on August 11, 2011 Mill Valley, CA © 2011, 2012, 2013 by the Mill Valley Public Library