Al and Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch just north of Tomales discuss how their family came from Italy in the 1890s and settled in Marin. Life in the county was very different in the old days, with tight-knit communities built around train stations, and big dances in the chicken barn! Listen to the program by clicking the arrow below, or download the mp3 here.
September 15, 2011
Dancing in the chicken barn
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