Lynn Oakley, The History of Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks resident Lynn Oakley, whose grandparents were early settlers on Twin Peaks, relates the history of this area from the Ohlone Indians and early Spanish settlers to the mid-20th century. The story of how Twin Peaks has developed while retaining its natural beauty and allure is enhanced with marvelous photographs from local residents, collectors, and the author’s own collection.  

Lynn Oakley is a San Francisco professional violinist who plays regularly with the Lamplighter Orchestra and the Marin Oratorio, and is concertmistress of the Villa Sinfonia and Villa Chamber Orchestras.  She and her violinist/conductor husband Roy have their own teaching studio and are founders of the Villa Sinfonia Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization dedicated to developing string musicians of all ages and abilities, through the performance of chamber music and chamber orchestra music, assisted and coached by professional musicians. The orchestras will be going on tour to France in June and all of the students will be performing the National Anthem at the Giants game vs the Pirates on July 28 at 7:15pm.  You can catch them playing at Union Square on July 27. And every year the Villa Sinfonia violinists and violists play Christmas carols and Hanukah songs with the neighborhood singers at the Oakley home on Twin Peaks.

Lynn has written three books.  The first was a biography of her grandfather who built the highest home in San Francisco in 1920, up on Twin Peaks.  The second was a biography of her husband's grandfather who start out life as a cowboy with a 4th grade education and who went on to become a successful businessman and inventor in San Rafael. Lynn has always been fascinated by the people of the late 19th century and early 20th century who were able to accomplish so many innovative projects with little education but with lots of ingenuity and hard work.