Celebrating Atherton's 100th Birthday
The Town of Atherton turns 100 on September 12, 2023. You'll want to save the date for two celebrations:
- September 12, 2023: Special Town Council meeting on September 12, 2023. Residents are invited to join the Town for a screening of a centennial video celebration and cake.
- September 24, 2023: Centennial Celebration at Town Center with exhibits, food, family activities, and tree giveaway
Leading up to those celebrations, each week in the Atherton Online, we will feature icons, places, and historical moments that have made this Town the vibrant community that it is today. This week, the Moulton's and the Merrill's are featured:
Photo dated 1923 of the Merrill children at the ocean at Fogmore-by-the-Sea. They are Nancy, Charles Junior, John, Frank, Lewis and Peter. No other family match-up than the Moulton’s and the Merrill’s have shaped the character of Atherton beginning in the 1880’s and continuing to this day. As some of the first families to reside in Atherton, their lives were very intertwined in marriage, children, business, home building and civic activities. The Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park is dedicated to Genevieve (Gen) Merrill.