Copyright has not been assigned to The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Society of California Pioneers as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be obtained by the reader.
Available also in the original handwritten form in the member's Biographical File, and online Copyright has not been assigned to The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Society of California Pioneers as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be obtained by the reader Autobiography & Reminiscence of Titus Hale, Oakland, 1901. The Society of California Pioneers Titus Hale was born Feb. 2, 1834, arriving on the California line Sept. 1, 1849. A month later he arrived at Lawsons where his company separated. When Sacramento flooded, Hale boarded the brig "Toronto". On March 4, 1850, Hale and his party headed for Georgetown and settled at Oregon Canon, from there they went on to Spanish Bar and Shirt-Tail Canon. From Shirt-Tail Canon, they went back to Sacramento. From there they went to Rough and Ready and then Deer Creek. They saved $1500 and headed for Missouri. After working as a clerk in Missouri he saved up money and returned to California in 1855 and settled in Santa Cruz. He eventually bought 1000 acres near Collinsville. In 1872, Hale was Director and Treasurer of a company building a railroad connecting Pajaro with S.P.R.R. for San Francisco. The road was finished in 1876, but the company suffered financial and legal burdens Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.170-181, Vol. 1. This is a typed transcript, bound into a volume, of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. Included is an anecdote relating to a "shoot-out" between Indians and a shopkeeper. Also Hale offers his opinion on drinking and gambling. Hale was involved in a lawsuit (Briody vs. Hale) over ownership rights to the San Andreas Ranch between Watsonville and Santa Cruz which he discusses in this account. He was also involved in legal disputes about the building of a railroad to connect Pajaro with the South Pacific Railroad for San Francisco. Hale discusses the lawsuits and financial burden his company bore. He tells a story about a worker of his demanding his pay in coin at gunpoint. The final three pages of this reminiscence is a genealogy of the Hale family.
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