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 Family Reunion Survey
- please stop by and fill it
The Autobiography of Ford I. Gano
These are audiotape transcripts of a personal
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
- Foreword to Tape Transcripts
- Tape 1 - Side A
- Tape 1 - Side B
- Tape 2 - Side A
- Tape 2 - Side B
- Tape 3 - Side A
- Tape 3 - Side B
- Tape 4 - Side A
- Tape 4 - Side B
- Tape 5 - Side A
- Tape 5 - Side B
- Tape 6 - Side A
- Tape 6 - Side B
- Tape 7 - Side A
- Tape 7 - Side B
- Tape 8 - Side A
- Tape 8 - Side B
- Transcript of Video Tape - Part 1
- Holographic Autobiography 1980
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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