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Catalog Number OH0024 Edna Potter v98
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Edna Puckett Potter. It takes place October 24, 1978 at the home of Mrs. Potter on South Myrtle Creek road, outside of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eartherington.
In this interview, Mrs. Potter talks about her life. She was a Puckett and she came to Oregon when she was 2 1/2 years old. Her grandparents came across the Plains to Oregon in 1846 and she relates her grandmother's stories about the trip, including the white man who was skinned alive for insulting an Indian. She talks about her eaarly life on North Myrtle Creek road, the tent they lived in until their house was completed, her playthings, her father's sawmill, and the hard work necessary to clear the land. She described the school she attended, the slates and chalk they ued, their garden and how they dealt with irrigation and insect control and many other interesting stories.
Title Edna Puckett Potter oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0024 Edna Potter.JPG
Accession number 2011.1