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Catalog Number OH0059 Hidinger
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Prudie Hidinger. It takes place on July 18, 1978 in the home of Mrs. Hidinger in Roseburg, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
In this interview Prudie likes to chit-chat a lot but there are very choice bits of information throughout about an hour' s taping. She does forget quite often that she is being taped as you wll notice when listening to this tape. Mrs. Hidinger is 99 years old and will be 100 years old on Valentines Day in February 1979. She came to Roseburg in 1902 and she remembers much about her life before she came to Roseburg and she relates some of these incidents. They are very interesting. In them she tells different little stories, one of which is when she and a bunch of neighbor ladies stormed into the city council meeting in 1902 to demand wooden sidewalks to be put in their neighborhood. This is when women were forbidden to go to city council meetings. She tells the reacton of the men to this. She tells a little bit about the first Worlds Fair ever held in Chicago when she was 14. She talks some about the history of the Riverside Park in Roseburg and she talk a little bit more about Roseburg history.
Title Prudie Hidinger oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0059PrudieHidinger.JPG
Accession number 2011.1