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Title
Oral History: Knecht, Florence Filippini Tomasini, August 19, 1980 [interview]
Creator
Knecht, Florence Filippini Tomasini Knecht, 1892-1995
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
August 19, 1980
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
August 19, 1980
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
Born and raised on the family's Nicasio ranch, Florence's father was a Swiss dairy rancher. Florence recalls ranch life, including butter-making, tending to livestock, housekeeping, riding horseback to school, and her fellow pupils. In 1912 she married Marino C. Tomasini and moved to Petaluma. Her son, Henry, later ran the 500-acre family ranch. 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; 60 minutes
Identifier
OH_Knecht, Florence Filippini Tomasini Knecht
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/596
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Dairy farming
Samuel P. Taylor State Park (Calif.)
Swiss Americans
Ehat, Carla
Knecht, Florence
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Nicasio (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif)
Petaluma (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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