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Title Oral History of Captain Joseph Canet
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Captain Joseph Canet was born in Cayucos, California, on November 25th, 1895. Canet left Southern California after 1910 and traveled with a captain up the coast to San Francisco's Barbary Coast. Canet's oral history describes his paternal lineage going back to his great-great-great-great grandfather, his early years living on a ranch by Diablo Canyon, his travels to Chile, his career as a policeman in Marin County, and his memories of Mill Valley, including the Fire of 1929.
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Dates of Creation 1981-02-06
Narrator's name Canet, Joseph
Interviewer Dreyfus, Helen
Extent and Medium Transcript: 11pp
Recording: 00:50:38
Search Terms Adobe buildings
Alta California Territory
Barbary Coast
Californio culture
Canet, Vincente
Central California
Chile
Cooking
Crime and criminals - Mill Valley
Fire, 1929
Freight ships
Japan
Land grants
Martial arts
Missions
Oil tankers
Police
Ranches
Sailors
Ships
Object ID 1981.152.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1981. 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.