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Catalog Number OH0111 Evelyn Bowen v176
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This interview is with Evelyn Bowen and takes in her home on Dole Road on February 28, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Mrs. Bowen was born in North Dakota and she lived in North Dakota and Minnesota and then moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the movie studios. She saved up her money because she always wanted to leave the city an live in the country. In 1934, on the Fourth of July, she arrived in Oregon. She had heard that homestead land was still available and she had heard that John Doerner, an early settler in this area, was breaking up his land for sale. She went to see him and bought six acres which she paid two hundred and fifty dollars for and that land is now worth twenty-two thousand dollars. She taght in the CCC camp in the Caallalhan for awhile. She took a Civil Service examination during the war and went to Washington D.C. and was there for five yers. She later returned to Oregon and raised chickens.
Title Evelyn Bowen oral history
Accession number 2011.1