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Catalog Number OH0273 Laura Blakely v420
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories

REMARKS: This is an interview with Laura Blakely. It takes place in her home in Glide, Oregon, on March 14, 1978. The interviewer is Star Edmondson.
Laura was born in 1887 and is now 90 years old. She was born o Laura and Francis Bard in Washington and moved to Oakland when she was 10 years old. When she graduated from high school she taught school for three years and then married her husband Robert Blakely and lived on his father's Donation Land Claim. In this interview Mrs. Blakely talks of how it was to teach in a one room schoolhouse and to do the housework on the farm in the ealy 1900s. She talks of how she prepared wool to make quilts. She also talks of the Indains in her area and the dance that they did. At one point of this interview Mrs. Blakey is talking about her clothes line and she described the size of the clothesline by picking up a pencil and saying, "It was smaller than this." At another point she is talking about the comb she used to comb out wool. She picks up a piece of paper 3" x 5" and says it was this size.
Title Laura Blakely oral history
Accession number 2011.1