History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of Mrs. Alice Culverwell Dixon of Santa Cruz California

Mrs. Alice Culverwell Dixon, clerk of the board of education of the city of Santa Cruz, and widely known for her executive ability, is constantly actuated by a desire to be of service, in making the school system here equal to that of any other part of the state.

Mrs. Dixon is a native daughter of the “Golden West,” born in San Francisco, and descended from old pioneer stock, her grandfather having been one of those who arrived in 1849. She was educated in the Santa Cruz schools, after which she taught for a while in the city schools. She then joined the staff of the Los Angeles city schools, and in the south-land made the same enviable record for thoroughness in all that she undertook. She was for years active in civic affairs and having availed herself of every opportunity to observe and to learn from actual conditions in the world, she was soon of service in movements for the betterment of society. She thoroughly studied important and vital problems, and has always employed most practical methods in working toward ideals. She was the first president of the County Federation of Women’s Clubs, in Santa Cruz county, and is a charter member of the Saturday Afternoon Club of Santa Cruz, an organization now known for its activity and influence in every corner of the Golden state.

As a business woman whose labors are forceful and resultant, Mrs. Dixon is proprietor of the Big Tree Drug Store at Santa Cruz, also owns valuable real estate in the city. Her experience and knowledge therefore enable her to aid substantially in the administration of school affairs and as clerk of the board of education her work is proving far-reaching and beneficial.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California’s history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925.

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