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Catalog Number OH0056 Burnett v435
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Gordon Burnett. It takes places on January 16, 1979 atthe home of the Burnetts in Round Prairie, Oregon. Also present at the interview is Valerie Sonnenberg and Mr. Burnett's wife, Opal. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.

In this interview, Mr. Burnett who was born in 1907 talks about his family history. His grandfather came and bought the Round Prairie Ranch from a squatter in the area for $500 in gold dust. He talks about his father's stagecoach days and some of the stories his father told him about the stagecoches. He talks about farming and how it has changed through the years. He talks about the liestock and the grain that was grown, about the thrashing outfits and the steam machines used to thrash and the type of wood used in the steam machines and how every place there was a shock of hay, there would also be a pile of fire wood to put in the thrashing machines.
Title Gordon Burnett oral history
Collection ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS
Accession number 2011.1