Marin County Oral History
December 6, 2009 11:06 PM   Subscribe

Marin County Oral History "From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, traveled from one end of Marin County [California] to the other, interviewing a broad spectrum of Marin's long-time residents, ranging from ranchers to politicians and including descendents of early pioneer families." Each link on the list includes a photo, bio, full text of the interview, and, the best part, short audio excerpts from the interviews. Many of the folks interviewed were born in the 1880s or 1890s.
posted by ocherdraco (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is a treasure! I love it. Thanks for posting!
posted by iamkimiam at 2:03 AM on December 7, 2009

This is incredible - more communities should follow suit.

There will always be a moon over Marin.
posted by porn in the woods at 6:04 AM on December 7, 2009

Ooh, which one did you find that quote in, pitw?
posted by ocherdraco at 8:11 AM on December 7, 2009

It's from a Dead Kennedys song condemning beach privatization and pollution.

(The song is not friendly to Marin.)
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:06 AM on December 7, 2009

Aha--will look that one up.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:21 AM on December 7, 2009

Very interesting. I'm a long time Marin resident (well, not as long as these folks). Been here off and on since 1968...
posted by agatha_magatha at 10:54 AM on December 7, 2009

As a resident of Marin, I'm delighted to see this valuable resource posted here! Thank you!
posted by Lynsey at 12:53 PM on December 7, 2009

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