The Gano Room

This Web-room is dedicated to the memory of my Grandpa, Ford I. Gano (1913-2000). Come on in, and browse awhile. I hope you'll find something interesting. And do come back often... I have boxes of things I hope someday to add!

Thanks to all those who contributed to the information and research found on this page. If you have any comments or suggestions, or items you would like to add, please e-mail me. - Liz

Gano Genealogy

Gano Scrapbook

2002 Gano Family Reunion Survey - please stop by and fill it out!
Survey Results

The Autobiography of Ford I. Gano

These are audiotape transcripts of a personal history dictated by Ford Gano in 1994 and 1995. They cover the time period of about 1915 to 1965. They are presented in an oral, storytelling style (Grandpa was a very literate man, but please remember that when one speaks, one does not punctuate the same as when one writes!), and in the interest of preserving original accuracy, they retain side-bar comments and tape intermissions. These tales may also be of interest to those studying the lifestyles and living conditions in the Verde Valley of Arizona in the early 1900's. If you found these stories interesting or useful, or would like permission to reprint elsewhere (outside of family history scrapbooks), please contact me.


Oak Creek
On the calf on the right you can see the Gano brand.

Lewis & Clark Descendant Project

This site is looking for all the descendants of participants in the L&C Expedition, in anticipation of the expedition's bicentennial. Ford Gano descended from expedition member Alexander Hamilton Willard. Hopefully I'll be able to post the required documents for family member registration soon.

Also visit the Willard Index. You'll be amazed to find he was assigned by Captain Clark in 1808 to work with the Sac & Fox Indians in Quashequema's village... the village that became Nauvoo!



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