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Document Details


Title: William James Miller
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: William is the great grandson of James Miller who led the Miller-Murphy Party across the Sierra section of the California Trail, which would later become the main route for the Gold Rush of 1849. The Millers settled on part of Don Timoteo Murphy's Rancho Las Gallinas, a 680-acre parcel of land. James Miller later constructed Miller Hall, a showplace of its day, while William’s father built the Nicasio Hotel. William remembers his family and life in Bolinas, the Bourne Ranch and the Louis Petar family.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/wjmillerft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Miller, William James, 1909-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker place of birth: Alaska; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 67
Document location: Corte Madera, CA
Document date: 16-Mar-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: OHI0029614-32845