Owner of the historic 160-year-old 7 Mile House, Vanessa Garcia, and co-author Regina Abuyuan are taking home the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards in the "Biography Historical" category for their self-published book See You at the 7: Stories From The Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House. The book also received an honorable mention as an Indie Excellence Award finalist in the “New Non-Fiction” category, and was a finalist in the International Book Awards “ History: United States” category.
See You at the 7 is the story of 7 Mile House, the Bay Area's last original mile house. Originally established as a toll gate in Brisbane in 1858, it evolved from a saloon, to an infamous gambling den, to the popular local watering hole it is today. The book captures the struggles and triumphs of a family-run, bootstrapped bar, and includes meaningful insights and anecdotes from longtime patrons.
Garcia has presented at the California Historical Society, SF History Days, the San Francisco Historical Association, local libraries and bookstores; speaking about Bay Area mile house history, and sharing stories from the the book. She will be hosting talks about her work at various local venues throughout the Bay Area.
For a full list of locations and times for these discussions, click here.