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Newport Beach Fishing Industry

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    Stephanie George, Natalie Garcia
Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Al Forgit Newport Beach Fishing Industry

A former city councilman for Newport Beach, California and operator of a sport and commercial fishing fleet comments on the Newport Beach fishing industry. Owner of Forgit’s Hardware Store on Balboa Boulevard from 1953 until his death.

Roberta Deahl Newport Beach, CA Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton
Arthur McFadden Newport Beach Fishing Industry

Arthur James McFadden was born in 1881, the son of an Orange County pioneer family.  He was a graduate of Santa Ana High School, Pomona College, and Harvard Law School.  Mr. McFadden was in private practice for two years, then heeded his physician’s advice and changed to ranching.  He became a skilled producer of citrus, persimmons, avocados and walnuts.  Mr. McFadden was considered instrumental in the orderly growth of marketing agricultural products throughout the state.

Jim Sleeper , , Newport Beach, CA The Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton
Arthur McFadden Newport Beach Fishing Industry

Arthur James McFadden was born in 1881, the son of an Orange County pioneer family.  He was a graduate of Santa Ana High School, Pomona College, and Harvard Law School.  Mr. McFadden was in private practice for two years, then heeded his physician’s advice and changed to ranching.  He became a skilled producer of citrus, persimmons, avocados and walnuts.  Mr. McFadden was considered instrumental in the orderly growth of marketing agricultural products throughout the state.

Stephen Gould , , , , , Newport Beach, CA Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton
T. A. Thomas Newport Beach Fishing Industry

O.H. 75: Thomas, T.A. (1907-1973) Interviewed by Charmaine Tichenor November 30, 1968; December 3, 1968; and December 10, 1968 An associate of the Western Canners Company in Newport Beach, Thomas comments on the rise and decline of commercial fishing and canning industries in Southern California. Final transcript, photographs, maps, and charts available.

There are three sessions for this interview: November 30, 1968; December 3, 1968; December 10, 1968. Please visit our Web site for more information: http://coph.fullerton.edu/

Charmaine Tichenor Newport Beach, CA Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton