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Catalog Number OH0066 Mabel Krohn v97
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Mabel Krohn. It takes place at the home of Mrs. Krohn, on January 16, 1979 in Roseburg, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington. Also present is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Mrs. Krohn's maiden name is Woodruff and grandparents on her mother's side are Clinkinbeard. Both families came across the plains in the 1850s or a little earlier and settled in Douglas County. Both families took up a Donation Land Claim, although the Woodruff Donation Land Claim is the one that she was born on. Mabel was born in 1896 (1887) and she talks about her early memories on this farm. She remembers the early times in the Cleveland-Melrose area. Her father raised produce and brought it to Mr. Good who was the name of Cleveland, after his hometown in Ohio. She talks a little bit about the band that her fater had with his parents and one of the first bands in Oregon. They even went to Portland to march in a parade.
She talks about some of the parties that happened and where she met her husband, she went to high school in Roseburg when she was 16 years old. She talks a little bit about early Roseburg and some of the stores here and a little bit about China Sam. She talks a lot about kerosene lighting and how that was dealt with and many other interesting things of early times.
Title Mabel Krohn oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0066MabelKrohn.JPG
Accession number 2011.1