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Catalog Number OH0072 Waggoner v401
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This interview is with Hazel Waggoner and it takes place at her home in Reedsport on March 19 and 20, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Hazel Waggoner was born in 1901 in Idaho. When she was six months, her father took her and her mother and two older sisters and piled them into a wagon and they traveled to Oregon, where they lived in several different places for the next five years. In 1906 they moved to Elkton when railroad was coming in her father got work on Hart Creek. He built a log cabin and then cut and laid railroad ties. In 1910 they moved to Smith River, where her father mined up Gold Creek, and in Scottsburg and then to Reedsport. Mrs. Waggoner knows a good deal of history about Reedsport and talks a lot about the people and the history of the Reedsport area.
She has also written her memoirs and some of the stories are told on this tape. Mrs. Waggoner married Warren Waggoner when she was sixteen years old. He was a fisherman and then he did a lot of logging.
Title Hazel Waggoner oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0072 Hazel Waggoner.JPG
Accession number 2011.1