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Catalog Number OH0058 Rydell vol. 12
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Mona Rydell. It takes places at her home, five miles outside of Drain, Oregon on July 6, 1978. The interviewer is Star Eatherington. Also present at the interview is Joy Reeves.
Mrs. Rydell was born between Drain and Elkton and has lived in the area all of her life She talks about her experiences of growing up on her father's farm. She talks about the time her house blew up when she was about ten years old. It was when they were going to put the railroad through there and there was some dynamite laying around that her little brothers got hold of. She talks about the industries of the area. Her husband bought the Sunnydale Orchard which was all planted - about 1,000 acres - in pears and apples. It never really became economically feasible. She talks about the Weatherly eating house in Elkton which was run by her uncle. She talks about other neighbors and stores and businesses in the area.
Title Mona Rydell oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0058MonaRydell.JPG
Accession number 2011.1