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Catalog Number OH0319 John Edwards v312
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content oral histories; partial, transcription

REMARKS:This interview is with John and Ruth Edwards and takes place at their home in Oakland on June 6, 1979. The interview is for the Douglas County Museum Oral History Program and the interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.; John Edwards moved with his family to Columbia County, Oregon, in 1902, and came to Oakland in 1911. Ruth Edwards came to Roseburg in 1918 to work as a nurse in Mercy Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Houck and Dr. Kadas. Mr. Edwards was a logger--he worked in Columbia River, Grays Harbor in Washington and Hubbard Creek in Douglas County. He tells amny of his logging experiences--he also explains terminology at some length. Mr. Edwards also worked at the Farm Bureau in Roseburg and at the Douglas County Flour Mill in Oakland. Both Mr. and Mrs. Edwards talk about Oakland when they came there in 1936, and how the town has developed in that time. There's also discussion on the state of the economy and the changes which have occurred during their respective 84 and 88 years of life. This interview begins at 025 on the digital counter.
Title John Edwards; Ruth Edwards oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0319.JPG
Accession number 2011.1