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Autobiography and Reminiscence of Titus Hale, Oakland, 1901.
Institutional Records Digitization Project: Reminiscences of Early Pioneers: 1900-1904


Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.170-181, Vol. 1. This is a typed transcript, bound into a volume, of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. Included is an anecdote relating to a "shoot-out" between Indians and a shopkeeper. Also Hale offers his opinion on drinking and gambling. Hale was involved in a lawsuit (Briody vs. Hale) over ownership rights to the San Andreas Ranch between Watsonville and Santa Cruz which he discusses in this account. He was also involved in legal disputes about the building of a railroad to connect Pajaro with the South Pacific Railroad for San Francisco. Hale discusses the lawsuits and financial burden his company bore. He tells a story about a worker of his demanding his pay in coin at gunpoint. The final three pages of this reminiscence is a genealogy of the Hale family.


Hale, Titus, 1834-1925, creator


1901 (issued)

Contributing Institution:

Society of California Pioneers