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Document Details


Title: Ellen Redding McNeil
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: Ellen, who was born in Nicasio (as was her mother, Ellen Murray Redding), was 81 at the time of this interview. She tells the story of the 560 acre “Redding Ranch” and describes the town and its square, locates and identifies the old stores, the hotel, houses, recalls her early schooling and classmates, and life on a dairy ranch. Ellen’s daughter, Martha, joins in the reminiscences. After attending Normal School in San Francisco, Ellen taught at the one-room schoolhouse on the Burdell Ranch where she traveled five miles each day by horseback.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/ermcneilft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McNeil, Ellen Redding, 1899-1987
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker place of birth: Nicasio, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 81
Document location: Nicasio, CA
Document date: 25-Jul-1980
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: OHI0029613-32844