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2009-08-01 - Documents

Annual and Semi-Annual reports of the Mendocino Grove No. 105 of the Ancient Order of Druids to the Grand Grove of California beginning in 1906 and ending in 1925. Regular meetings were held every first and third Saturday at the Redmen Lodge in Fort Bragg. Contents are of membership statements, financial statements and a list of the membership. The Druids came to Fort Bragg as early as 1896. This fraternal brotherhood has been in existence in America since the 1830s, with its origins dating back to 17th century Europe. The members of this organization apply the beliefs and teachings of the ancient Druids to their lives in order to establish a moral way of life. The organization was historic

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2009-08-02 - Documents

A collection of letters and correspondence between various members of the United Ancient Order of Druids, reports, bills of sale, funeral notices and medical notices. Some letters are addressed from Italy and most of the documents are written in Italian. The Druids came to Fort Bragg as early as 1896. This fraternal brotherhood has been in existence in America since the 1830s, with its origins dating back to 17th century Europe. The members of this organization apply the beliefs and teachings of the ancient Druids to their lives in order to establish a moral way of life. The organization was historically and is presently a fraternal benefit society that is not based upon religion, ethnicity

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2009-08-03 - Documents

Membership applications to Mendocino Grove No. 105 of the United Ancient Order of Druids (UAOD), written in Italian. Information includes: name of applicant, date of birth, country and town of birth, date of arrival in California, occupation and references. The Druids came to Fort Bragg as early as 1896. This fraternal brotherhood has been in existence in America since the 1830s, with its origins dating back to 17th century Europe. The members of this organization apply the beliefs and teachings of the ancient Druids to their lives in order to establish a moral way of life. The organization was historically and is presently a fraternal benefit society that is not based upon religion, ethn

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People - 2004-01-05

Lifetime coastal resident, Alice Piccolotti Ivec, is the youngest child of the six boys and two girls born to Pete and Rosa Piccolotti who came to Italy in the early 1900's. In this presentation, Alice tells her lively stories of a childhood spent raising and selling vegetables, fording the river and walking miles to get to school. Alice lived an outdoor country life on the family ranch fourteen miles up Big River. This is the fifth in a series of local history conversations taking place on the 4th Sunday of each month at the Kelley House. Event occurred July 25, 2006.

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Books - 2006-1-308

Casimiro Bacci came to the United States from northern Italy sometime in the early 1880's. He married a young girl from Uruguay, South America and together they settled in Greenwood/Elk, a small community south of Mendocino. This begins the story of Dave Sverko, woodsman, cowboy, rancher, horse trainer and farrier. This book of historical data, family background, anecdotes and fond memories of Dave Sverko's life pieces together the lives of his family and the families of his two wives, Marguerite White Sverko and Eleanor Stolpe Sverko.

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Books - 2006-1-309

The story begins with two Italian immigrants, Pietro Piccolotto from Carpano, Trevisa and Rosa Vagliana from Porto, making their way through Ellis Island, New York and meeting in Fort Bragg, California. They sought a better life for themselves and an education for their future children. The two married, Piccolotto became Piccolotti, children were born and the family worked a ranch up Big River in Mendocino. This book is the story of Alice Piccolotti Ivec, the youngest of eight children, growing up on the Piccolotti Ranch during the Depression and life on the Mendocino Coast before and after World War II.

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People - 2004-01-08

Raffaelo Paoli came to Mendocino from Lucca, Italy around 1900, joining his two brothers, Ansano and Ottavito, to work in the woods. Not long afterward, Raffaelo sent for his wife, Emelia, and their two sons. When Raffaelo got a job with the Mendocino Lumber Company, the family moved to the camp on the flats of Big River where their daughter, Minnie, was born. In 1913, Raffaelo bought a hotel on Ukiah Street, operating it until 1941. It was there that Minnie's daughter, Dolly, was born and spent her childhood. In this Sunday Afternoon program, Minnie, age 95, and her daughter, Dolly, talk about winemaking, prohibition, music and the relocation of Mendocino's Italian residents during WWII. T

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People - 2006-63-04

Guido Ligi as a young man.

Image of People - 2006-63-05

People - 2006-63-05

Guido and Lena Ligi.

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-15

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-15

The Piccolotti Ranch looking southwest. The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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People - 2007-03-1446-21

The Piccolotti Family. Parents Pete and Rosa pose with their seven children: Ida, Fred, Albert, Louis, George, Henry and Earl (not in order).

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-16

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-16

The Piccolotti Ranch looking southwest from the orchard. The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-17

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-17

The Piccolotti Ranch looking east. The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-18

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-18

The Piccolotti Ranch looking east. The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-20

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-20

The Piccolotti Ranch looking southwest. The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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Ranches - 2007-03-1184-21

Agriculture Ranches - 2007-03-1184-21

The Piccolotti Ranch looking south The ranch was located fourteen miles up Big River.

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People - 2007-03-1184-19

Pete ( Pietro) and Rosa Piccolotti with children Fred and Ida. Pete was born in Crespano, Italy on August 23, 1889 and came to the United States in 1907. He operated a ranch on Big River until he retired in 1954 and moved to Mendocino with his wife, Rosa. Rosa was born in Ligurno, Italy on August 2, 1891 and came to the United States in 1906, settling in Mendocino. Althogether, they had seven childen- five boys and two girls.

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People - 2007-03-1210-11

The Piccolotti children. Left to right: Fred, Ida, Albert, Louis, George, Henry and Emil.

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People - 2007-03-1210-13

The Piccolotti children. Back row, left to right: Fred, Ida, Albert, George, Louis Front row: Henry and Emil with baby Alice in the front of Henry.

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People - 2007-03-1210-14

Pete and Rosa Piccolotti with daughter Alice.