|Title||Oral History of Cora Bjornstrom|
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Mrs. Cora Bjornstrom lived most of her life in Mill Valley, after her birth in 1900 in her parents' home on Hillside Avenue. She was the granddaughter of Jacob Gardner, early settler and superintendent of the Throckmorton ranch, and daughter of John Burt, manager of the Mill Valley Water District and later manager of the Marin Municipal Water District. She was a history and government teacher at Tamalpais High School prior to her marriage to Dr. Harold Bjornstrom in 1926. As she raised her two children, she was active in the Outdoor Art Club, the League of Women Voters, and the Mill Valley Forum.
In her oral history, Mrs. Bjornstrom recalls home delivery of vegetables and milk, early businesses in Mill Valley, the 1906 Earthquake, the 1929 Fire and various floods. She describes traveling to San Francisco frequently to shop and attend music lessons, riding the Mountain Railroad with her father and siblings, attending dances at school and in people's homes, and hiking on Mt. Tam.
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|Narrator's name||Bjornstrom, Cora|
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Hillside Drive, Mill Valley
Jones, Barbara Bjornstrom
League of Women Voters
Outdoor Art Club
Tamalpais High School
|Copyrights||Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1982. 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.|