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Fran Hammond Recollections, Including a Childhood on Granger’s Wharf

Frances Mary (Gianno) Hammond, a fourth-generation Martizian, was born in Carmel Valley at the Peninsula Hospital on January 7, 1937. Her father, Pietro Gianno, was born in Tropani, Italy on February 15, 1903. He came to the United States via Ellis Island when he was 18 years old, taking a train to California to stay […]