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Title Oral History of Carl Mosher
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Carl Mosher was born in December 1910 in the "wheat belt" of Alden, Kansas. In 1928, Carl came to California with his parents, and eventually began his professional career as a high school teacher in Compton, Los Angeles County. During World War II, Carl served in the Pacific Theater with Army intelligence. He gave up a teaching career to open Mosher's Shoes, which he ran in downtown Mill Valley for nearly three decades. In addition to his involvement in numerous political campaigns, Carl was active in Rotary and Episcopal Church affairs and as a retiree, served on the board of the Marin Child Development Center. Mosher was also an ardent reader, a lifelong student of history and biography, and for many years wrote book reviews for The San Francisco Chronicle. Carl played a critical role on the board of the Mill Valley Historical Society and helped produce some of the earliest interviews for the Mill Valley Oral History Program.
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Dates of Creation 1979-10-17

Narrator's name Mosher, Carl
Interviewer Oman, Don
Extent and Medium Transcript: 35pp
Search Terms Beautification of cities and towns
Business - Mill Valley - History
Canepa, Frank
Chambers of commerce
Downtown districts
Fleming, Bill
Gomez, Manny
Lytton Square
Merchants
Murphy, Ruth
Pohli, Emil
Reading
Retail stores
Rutherford, Hugh
Shops
Stone, Bill
Strawbridge, Gordon
Traffic congestion
Traffic signs & signals
World War II
Object ID 1979.015.001
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.