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Title
Oral History: Miller, William James, March 16, 1976 [interview]
Creator
Miller, William James
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
March 16, 1976
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Oral Histories
Rights Information
copyrighted
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Copyright, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
Great grandson of James Miller who led the Miller-Murphy Party, first emigrant train to California over the Sierras in 1844. The Millers settled on a part of Don Timoteo Murphy's Rancho Las Gallinas, a 680 acre parcel. James Miller built Miller Hall, a showplace of its day. His son, William, built the three story Nicasio Hotel. William Miller, III, reminscences about his family and his life in Bolinas and the old Bjorn Ranch and the Peetar family From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
Type
Sound
Format
1 sound cassette; 58 minutes
Identifier
OH_Miller, William James
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/697
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Place
Bolinas (Calif.)
Nicasio (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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