Muir Beach Photos

Gallery 9:
The Tale of the Tavern —
Up through the War Years

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The tavern, run for many years by "Doc" O'Brien and his family, was a familiar watering-hole at the beach for decades, until it was finally demolished in 1970.

These photos, kindly provided by a member of the family, document everyday life at the beach during those years. They came with small captions, which have been deciphered as best as possible, and the pictures have been rearranged here to fit into a rough chronological order.


Muir Beach, 1920s

Early houses

Ma's Model A

  The Tavern, circa 1942

  Tavern, August 1942

Ma, 1942 or so

August, 1945

The Big Lagoon, postcard