Corte madera's 50th anniversary in 1966
As part of the celebration, Town officials arranged for two railroad cars to be brought in on the train tracks that still ran through Village Square for the once-a-day freight train, although passenger trains had been discontinued in 1941.
The photo below shows the ceremony at Menke Park that was held to celebrate the Town's 50th anniversary. A monument listing the names of all the Corte Madera residents who were in any branch of the military service or merchant marine service during World War II existed in Menke Park at this time. In later years, the surface of the monument deteriorated due to weathering, and by 1970 it had disappeared. The Corte Madera Women's Improvement Club then funded a stone marker with a bronze plaque in honor of the community's veterans.