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Catalog Number OH0275 Grace Bowen v428
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Grace Bowen. It takes place on September 13, 1978 at the home of Mrs. Stiltner, who is Mrs. Bowen's daughter. Mr. & Mrs. Stiltner were also present at the interview. The interviewer is Starr Etherington .
Mrs. Bowen is 90 years old and was born right her in Roseburg. She lived out on Winchester Street and in this interview she talks about her life growing up in early Roseburg.
She talks about her home and the deer and geese and chickens and cows that they had in their backyard. This is right here in Roseburg. She talks about schools, she is able to name most of her school teachers, and her principal. She talks a lot about the chores she had to do as a child, which was all the washing and cooking and when you listen to the tape, it sounds like an immense amount of hard work. She talks about China Sam a little bit and she talks about some of the entertainment in Rosebug. Also at the end, Mrs. Bowen plays the organ for us. She learned as a little girl and has played all her life.
Title Grace Bowen oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0275-1.JPG
Accession number 2011.1