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Title Oral History of Frank and Frances Dittle
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content In this oral history, longtime Mill Valley residents Frank and Frances Dittle discuss their lives in Mill Valley, including raising five sons together. Frank was drafted in April of 1941 and served four years in the Aleutian Islands. Before and after the draft Frank worked for General Time Corporation in San Francisco, spending 40 years total with the company. In this oral history, Frank and Frances touch upon the great Mill Valley fire of 1929, and Frances describes changes in the Dittles’ neighborhood, including new construction and remodels.
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Dates of Creation 2001-03-09
Narrator's name Dittle, Frank and Frances
Interviewer Joan Murray
Extent and Medium Transcript: 11pp
Recording: 00:30:46
Search Terms Aleutian Islands
Bellingham, Washington
Connell, Doug
Cotati
Culmers (family)
Eldridge Avenue
Families - Marin County
Fires
General Time Corporation
Gray, Annabelle
Homestead Valley
La Goma Street
Lake Tahoe
Locust Bakery
Lowell High School
Mammoth Lake
Marble Mountain
Mill Valley Fire
Mill Valley Record
Molino Avenue
Palace of Fine Arts
Park School
Rogers, Beverly
San Francisco
Sycamore Avenue
Tam High clock
Tamalpais Park Real Estate
Thomas, Seth
Varney’s Hardware
Walgreens (family)
Walnut Avenue
Westclox
Woodacre
World War II
Object ID 2016.047.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. 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.