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Title Oral History of Carol Budds
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Carol Connelly Budds' grandparents, Alfred Axel Lundquist and Caroline Lundquist, came to San Francisco from Sweden in the 1880s. Around 1904 they bought a large plot of land at the corner of Marion Avenue and Cascade Drive in Mill Valley. Carol's mother Karin Lundquist Connelly was the youngest of the Lunquists' four children. Karin married Frank "Pat" Connelly in 1919 and Carol was born in 1926. In this oral history, Carol discusses her family's arrival in Mill Valley after the town's great land auction of 1890, provides her recollections of Mill Valley businesses of yore, and speaks about her work teaching in Mill Valley schools and volunteering for the Mill Valley Historical Society. Carol married Frank Budds in 1964. After a teaching career at Park School and Strawberry Point School, she retired and moved to Santa Rosa.
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Dates of Creation 2006-08-08
Narrator's name Budds, Carol
Interviewer Gene Stocking
Extent and Medium Transcript: 13pp
Recording: 00:42:12
Search Terms Alto School
Arden, Eve
Arden, Eve
Budds, Andrew
Budds, Frank
Cascade Drive
Connelly, Frank
Connelly, Karin Lundquist
Dominican College
Esposti’s
Fires – Marin County
Historical societies
Immigrants
Land Auction
Lockwood’s Drug Store
Lundquist Family
Lundquist, Agnes
Lundquist, Alfhild
Lundquist, Alfred
McGuire, Edna
Mill Valley Historical Society
Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway
Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Old Mill School
Pacific Market
Park School
Quedens, Elsie
Railroads
Renz Road
Sanborn Map Company
Schools Mill Valley – Teachers
Step Systems – Mill Valley
Strawberry Point School
Summit School
Tamalpais Hardware
Tamalpais High School
Teaching
Traffic and Parking – Mill Valley
World War 1935-45 – home front
Object ID 2016.046.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2014. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.