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Document Details


Title: Melville and Fred Dickson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: 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.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/dicksonft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dickson, Fred, 1910-1991
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Rancher
Age at speaking: 66
Document location: Woodacre, CA
Document date: 21-Nov-1976
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne; Tolson, Grace Katherine Dickson
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029596-32824