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Register of the Snook (James) Reminiscences, 1916-1987
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: JAMES SNOOK REMINSICENCES: LIFESTORY & WORLD WAR II

 

I. "His story"

 

Early years [before Stockton]..........1

 

Stockton (1916-23).....................3

 

La Jolla summers (1916-23)............24

 

Friday Harbor, Washington (1923)......29

 

Stockton (1924-30)....................35

 

Silver Lake (1924-30).................51

 

Stockton High School (1926-30)........59

 

University of California (1930-32)....68

 

College of the Pacific (1932-33)......81

 

Pacific Marine Station, Dillon Beach (summer 1933)...82

 

Various jobs in Stockton (1933-41)....88

 

Selling farm properties (1946-48)....101

 

Farmwork in Merced (1948)............104

 

PG & E gas line worker in Stockton (1948-1977)...106

 

Travels (1950s-60s)..................137

 

Heart attack (1984)..................158

 

"The very special summer of 1929" [a trip thru the West]...separate pagination

 

"Pump test stories"..................separate pagination

 

II. "War years"

 

Induction..............................4

 

Boot camp [Ft. Ord and Camp Cook, Santa Maria]...6

 

Officer's Candidate School [Camp Hood TX]...25

 

Tank Destroyer Battalion [Brownwood TX]...33

 

Sailing to Europe.....................88

 

France [Battle of the Bulge, 1944]....93

 

Italy [Pisa].........................104

 

Italy [Japanese American 442nd Infantry]...130

 

Italy [Genova].......................140

 

Italy [Parma]........................148

 

Italy [Genova].......................159

 

Italy [Roma].........................171

 

Italy [Viareggio]....................183

 

Italy [Firenze]......................199

 

Italy [Napoli].......................209

 

Italy [Milano].......................250

 

Switzerland..........................252

 

Return home..........................258

 

BOX 2: "MISCELLANY, VOLS. 1 & 2" [this listing includes chiefly those anecdotes specific to Stockton or northern California]

 

Vol. 1

 

Stories about my son, Bobby............1

 

Talking about the weather [in San Joaquin County]...14

 

Boat and train rides..................32

 

Cars & driving........................48

 

Stretching the dollar.................97

 

Scouting.............................114

 

Earthquakes..........................133

 

Movies...............................138

 

Dining in San Francisco..............148

 

Bicycles.............................152

 

"A couple of stupid incidents".......157

 

Savings & Loan Co. Bank Holiday......158

 

Subway sidewalk......................160

 

Boat w/ airplane engine..............161

 

Signs................................162

 

Sleeping bags........................164

 

Root beer............................173

 

Black soldiers.......................174

 

Grain & the Harris Combine...........181

 

The big crop.........................186

 

The butcher wagon....................187

 

Spraying the beans...................195

 

The glass works......................201

 

Walking downtown.....................202

 

How we sold the 1962 Pontiac.........204

 

More scouting stories................213

 

Dinner for 700.......................216

 

Drilling for water...................219

 

2035 Lucerne Ave.....................221

 

Vol. 2

 

Jury duty............................263

 

Pfeffernuessen.......................285

 

Music in my life.....................289

 

The fleet came in....................312

 

The rattlesnake......................314

 

My father & the football team........315

 

How to start a Model T...............318