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Document Details


Title: Manuel T. Freitas, Carlos R. Freitas, Louis G. Freitas and Walter F. Freitas
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: Manuel was the eldest son of Manuel T. Freitas (1853-1923), the pioneer Marin rancher, banker and landowner. Manuel joins three of his brothers, Carlos, Louis and Walter, in recalling memories of their father. This interview covers their father’s arrival from the Portuguese Azores Islands in San Francisco in 1896 and traces their father’s commission business, banking experience, the purchase of six ranches in Marin, and ranch life, including chores and duties. Manuel explains the break-up of the ranches (approximately 6,000 total acres) to sub-dividers (i.e. Terra Linda) and describes the changes in dairy farming over the years. The interview takes place at Carlos’ office at 960 Fifth Avenue in San Rafael.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/freitasft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Freitas, Louis G., 1910-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 06-Feb-1976
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
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: OHI0029600-32830