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Oral History: Dickson, Melville and Fred, November 21, 1976 [interview]
Dickson, Melville
Dickson, Fred
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne T
Tolson, Grace Katherine Dickson
Date Created and/or Issued
November 21, 1976
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Oral Histories
Rights Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Melville and Fred were born on the 600-acre San Geronimo ranch their grandfather purchased in 1856. At the time of the interview, five generations of Dicksons had lived on the ranch. The brothers describe ranch life, changes in ranching, and struggles over the lean years. They discourse at some length on the Robert Dollar family; their mother was Grace Dollar, the only daughter of Robert Dollar. 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.
2 sound cassettes; 96 minutes
OH_Dickson, Melville and Fred
OH_Dicson, Melville and Fred
Oral Histories
Land grants--California--Marin County
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne T
Dickson, Melville
Dickson, Fred
Tolson, Grace Katherine Dickson
Dickson, William J
Dollar, Robert, 1844-1932
Marin County (Calif.)
Woodacre (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
San Geronimo (Calif.)

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