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In addition to the boulevard and a Larkspur sculpture that have drawn criticism in the past month, there is another, less-known relic of Sir Francis Drake in Marin, on the shores of the Point Reyes National Seashore. In 1949, the Sir Francis Drake Association of California erected this seven-foot granite cross dedicated to Drake and his legacy as a colonizer and Protestant missionary at the edge of the marsh on Drakes Beach, where he is thought to have landed for a five-week stay in 1579. Another cross dedicated to Drake stands in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, similarly weathered and difficult to find.   David Briggs

Are we going to change the name of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard? During a two-hour session convened remotely last Friday afternoon, Supervisors Dennis Rodoni and Katie Rice and officials from Marin’s cities and towns listened to the input from over 100 residents, the majority of whom favored a renaming. The idea was first posed in June by . . .

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