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Catalog Number OH0087 Fitzgerald v262
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with E. R. Fitzgerald. It takes place on July 26, 1978 at the home of Mr. Fitzgerald near Reston, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
In this interview Mr. Fitzgerald talks about the old days in the area where he grew up on the Fitzgerald farm, whih has been there for a hundred and four years and his father John homesteaded it. He talks about the homesteading practices and about some of the old timers in the area and some of the original Donation Land Claims and where they were. He talks about the Flournoys. He also talks more specifically about some homesites up there, the Gallows, the Dinners and the Pals up on Flournoy Valley road. He talks about what he remembers about the early days, aout the stagecoach that went by his house and about how he would ride it for free. He would get it going into Roseburg and he could get coming back. Apparently they had better public transportation in those days than we do today. He talks a little bit about prices, the prices of sheep and price of wool and the price of lambs. A lot of these two tapes is chitt chat, and there is a lot of good information in between.
Title E. R. Fitzgerald oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0087ERFitzgerald.JPG
Accession number 2011.1