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Title Oral History of John and Virginia George
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content John George, born in August 1905 in Lake City, Colorado, was a resident of Mill Valley since 1930. Virginia Glahn Cameron George, born in May 1913 in Petaluma, California, was a resident of Mill Valley since 1913. After moving west from Colorado and finishing college, John became the principal of high school with 14 students in Astoria, Oregon. He moved to California in 1929 and pursued graduate work at Stanford University. John eventually took a job teaching at Tamalpais High School, where he remained for more than 30 years.
Virginia's father sold dairy products in Petaluma and moved to Mill Valley in 1913, where the family lived in a large East Blithedale house that eventually became the real estate office of George Cagwin. Virginia attended every grammar school in Mill Valley, but her family later moved to Oakland, where she graduated from the eighth grade. The family returned to Mill Valley in 1929 and she attended Tamalpais High School.
In this oral history, John and Virginia discuss in detail daily life in Mill Valley, including shops and entertainment. They offer observations on the changes to Mill Valley over the course of the century.

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Dates of Creation 1979-08-22
Narrator's name George, John and Virginia
Interviewer Mosher, Carl
Extent and Medium Transcript: 25pp
Recording: 01:58:56
Search Terms 1929 Fire
Bagshaw, Sam
Brown's Furniture Store
Cubberly, Elwood D.
Dillon, Richard
Eastland Bakery
Fire departments
George, David
George, Kathy
George, Robert
Harris, Tommy
Hub Theatre
Kappleman, Rae
Krausgrill, Walter
Larkspur Rose Bowl
McCrum, Muriel
Rankin, Tex
Tamalpais High School
Van Dyke, Willard
Wood, E.E.
Woodruff, Margaret
Object ID 1983.003.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1979. 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.