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Catalog Number OH0139 Myrtle Baker v283
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This interview is with Dessie Myrtle Baker and it takes place in her home in Roseburg on May 2, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Myrtle Baker wa born in Wayside, Kansas in 1899. She lived in Kansas and North Dakota and later Colorado. Her father was a government surveyor and school teacher and carpenter. She met Richard George Baker in 1920 and married him and they homesteaded in North Park Colorado. She tells a good deal about her travels through Colorado and living on a cow ranch and in 1937 she moved to Oregon with her husband. They had two daughters. Her husband was a county commissioner and there is a park named after him up the North Umpqua. At the end of this interview we have a very wonderful musical interlude.
Title Dessie Myrtle Baker oral history
Accession number 2011.1