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Local History - Interviews

These are interviews with people who lived in Salinas and their memories of the events of the past. They are listed in Alphabetical Order by last name.

 

• Baker: Florence Margaret Baker and Helen Baker Currie

Granddaughters of I.J. Baker, the first Salinas mayor, share their recollections of early Salinas in this interview recorded on October 28, 1976 for the Salinas Public Library. The First Mayor’s House, a Salinas landmark, is now at 20 Station Place in Salinas.

Audio Interview


• Baktun 12

Video Interview


• Barajas, Jesus

Video Interview


• Childers, Junis Raymond

Audio Interview Part 1

Audio Interview Part 2


• Closter Family

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

Video Interview Part 3

 

• Conley & Garlinger

The Adcock sisters and Mr. Conley remember the Alisal and the War Years (World War II).

Video Interview

Audio Interview Part 1

Audio Interview Part 2


• Cooper Family

Essay about one of the town's most memorable and respected African American Families.

Cooper Family Story
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• Diaz, Delphina & Laverne Wilcox

Video Interview

 

• Diaz, Lucille

Video Interview

 

• Donohue, Dennis

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

 

• Dust Bowl Stories

Video Interview

 

• Elkington, Anna Gertrude

Video Interview

 

• Falbo, Elise Lois

Elise Lois Keithly before her marriage, talks about her family, her growing up years in Salinas, and her remarkable career choice.

Video Interview

Audio Interview


• Ford, Mike

Video Interview

 

• Fulton, Andy

Video Interview

 

• Golden, James B.

Salinas Poet Laureate: November 29, 2012

Video Part 1

Video Part 2

 

• Japanese American Internment Interviews

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

Video Interview Part 3

 

• Lacey, Dorothy - 1977

Audio Interview Part 1

Audio Interview Part 2

Audio Interview Part 3


• Lee, Robin

Video Interview

 

• Local Authors Forum: April 27, 2013

Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Video Part 3


• Maher, Marlys

Video Interview

 

• Martinez, Gary

Video Interview

 

• Medina, April & Family

Video Interview

 

• Pierce, Frank

Video Interview

 

• Ramsey, Bill & Family

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

Video Interview Part 3

Video Interview Parts 4 & 5

 

• Sani, Ariana Augustine

Video Interview

 

• Simunovich, Genevieve

In 2009 Genevieve Simunovich with Josephine Morris and Louis Epp provided materials about the Salinas Salvation Army for the Salinas Public Library which you can download here.


• Stevens, Bunny

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

Video Interview Part 3

 

• Striening, Carrie

Essay about an early Salinas resident who was well-known to hundreds in Salinas including the Steinbeck Family.

Caroline (Carrrie) Striening Story
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• Teague, Linda

Video Interview Part 1

Video Interview Part 2

 

• Vierra, Charles C.

Charles C. Vierra was a Moss Landing native and a school teacher at the Moss Landing Union Elementary School for 34 years. This audio interview was conducted by George Robinson at Mr. Vierra's home in Moss Landing on April 30, 1977. The interview is provided courtesy of the Vierra Family.

Audio Interview Part 1

Audio Interview Part 2

Audio Interview Part 3


• Williamson, Loretta

Video Interview

 

 

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