Jackson Cianfrone Oral History


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Jackson Cianfrone Oral History


Jackson Cianfrone came to Santa Barbara with his Italian parents in 1923 when he was one year old. He attended local schools including Franklin kindergarten and Santa Barbara Middle and High School. He was drafted into the military where he worked as a medic and when he returned to Santa Barbara he received a job as an employee at the Santa Barbara downtown Post Office. Through this job he was able to interact with many prominent community members such as Pearl Chase, Walker Tompkins, Thomas Storke, Prynce Hopkins, and Rosario Curletti.

Above Photo: Jackson Cianfrone and Mary Louise Days at the Presidio Research Center. September 14, 2012

Clip 1: Jackson talks about the 1941 earthquake, which left a fellow bellboy frantic and pants-less

Clip 2: Mr. Storke jokingly scolds Jackson for being late on his postal route

Clip 3: Jackson is grabbed off the street by a familiar face and is given a job at the Post Office.

Clip 4: On his normal route Jackson gets a tour of the Hopkinā€™s castle and delivers good news to Judy Cunningham

Clip 5: Jackson recalls the moment he met his future wife at El Paseo

*To hear the entire oral history interview or additional clips, please make an appointment with the Presidio Research Center at (805) 966-5073.


September 14, 2012



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Mary Louise Days


Jackson Cianfrone


SBTHP Research Center

Original Format

68 min