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Guide to the M.C. Hall Collection
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Description
Contains photographs and clippings from Hall's career as promoter of automobile rallies and tours to Yosemite and as automobile editor for the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Call, and the Daily Palo Alto Times.
Background
M.C. Hall (Myron Crawford Hall) was born May 8, 1897 in Palo Alto. A second generation Californian whose maternal descent was traced to the Earls of Crawford in Scotland, M.C. was the son of the first Palo Alto druggist, Benjamin Fred Hall and Addie S. Crawford. His grandfather was Myron Ward Hall, a Pennsylvanian who came to California during the gold rush in 1853, where he planted the first soft-shelled walnut trees in the San Ramon Valley in 1873 on the site of what was to become Alamo near Walnut Creek.
Extent
4 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.