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Catalog Number OH0283 Henry Crane v289
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories

REMARKS: This is an interview with Punch Crane. His real name is Henry Crane but everyone knows him as Punch. It takes place on August 7, 1978 in the home of Mr. Crane at Hubbard Creek Road near Umpqua, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
In this interview Mr. Crane talks about his life growing up in this area. He grew up near Melrose and in 1921 moved to the Umpqua Area. He talks about neighbors that lived in different places, a little bit about his school, and who taught school.
He has a tendency to go from the past days and relate it to the present and compae the two quite a bit. He has quite a few judgments about the way things are today. He talks a little bit about his logging experiences from 1920 to 1936. He talks about a few of the logging camps they live aat and what life was like in those places. He talks about his wife a great deal and how he met her. He talks a little bit about the industries in the area, plums, a winery that was in the Melrose area when he was growing up and they they grew. Mr. Crane is quite a stry teller. He gets off into many anecdotes and jokes. A lot of the jokes are about women.
Mr. Crane was born in 1901 and he is now 76 years old. At the beginning of the interview, he is talking about Stump Acres, a community a few miles up Hubbard Road from his where quiite a few young people have moved in recently. And he talks about his feelings about hippies.
Title Henry Crane oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0283.JPG
Accession number 2011.1