Courthouse Docket

See you at the 7 with Vanessa Garcia

On Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m., the Courthouse Docket continues with 7 Mile House owner Vanessa Garcia, who will give a book talk about her establishment's 161-year-old history!

Established in 1858, 7 Mile House in Brisbane is the only Bay Area mile house left standing in its original location. Owner Vanessa Garcia took over in 2004 and explores the mile house route during the Gold Rush, illegal gambling activities of former owners, the struggles of bar ownership from the past to present and meaningful stories of customers who found love and equality at 7 Mile House. 

Her book "See You at the 7: Stories from the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House" chronicles the legacy restaurant, sports bar and live music venue’s colorful past and fortifies the urgency of preserving local history. 

Beyond the book and the establishment, Vanessa aims to promote legacy businesses as local treasures of the community. With gentrification, the rapid rise in rent and the boom in property values, many old, favorite establishments have closed and are gone forever. Sales of the book will go towards the restoration and preservation of 7 Mile House's 161-year-old building so the community may enjoy its history for many years to come.

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Sunday, August 18: Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse

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The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courtroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.