Papers of California native and environmental activist Harold Miossi, containing extensive correspondence with other environmentalists,
government employees, elected officials, and leaders of non–profit environmental groups, legal proceedings, government documents,
photographic prints, maps, and text and notes for many of Miossi's statements at public hearings, donated by Harold Miossi
Harold Miossi was born on April 20, 1922, at the family–owned La Cuesta Ranch in Cuesta Canyon immediately north of San Luis
Obispo, California. His four grandparents emigrated from Canton Ticino, Switzerland (near Locarno, Italy), between 1864 and
1870, settling in San Luis Obispo County as dairy farmers. Miossi's parents were both born in San Luis Obispo County: his
father, Bernard Miossi, was born on a ranch near Pismo Beach and his mother, Vera Gnesa Miossi, was born on a ranch in Green
Valley near Cambria. He had one brother, Bernard, who headed the biological science department of Abraham Lincoln High School
in San Francisco; he retired in 1993 after 53 years teaching there.
11 Paige boxes; 3 flat files
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