The Luke Fallon Ranch, two miles north of Tomales. Photo circa 1870.
E Ranch Creamery
Interior of creamery on Claussen Eutter maker John Paulino left with Henry Claussen, circa 1880s. Photo courtesy of the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History.
Milking in the field at the Respini Ranch near Marshall, circa 1900.
A threshing crew near Bloomfield, with sacks full of the grain (probably wheat, oats, or barley) separated from its stalks.
A hay bailing crew near Tomales poses with a 500-pound, five-wire hay press, circa 1900.
This 1920 Iron Age potato planter, on view in the Agriculture History exhibit, seeded many local harvests.
Tomales High School Agriculture Club
Tomales High School’s Agriculture Club predated the school’s FFA chapter. This image is of the agriculture club’s workshop was shot in 1923. By 1929 Tomales High School had a chapter of the brand new national organization, Future Farmers of America.
By the early 20th century there were several thriving poultry operations in the area. Here is a circa 1910 photo of the George Fairbanks Ranch near Tomales, by Ella Jorgensen.