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Catalog Number OH0141 Karl Doering v115
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: A taped interview with Karl Doering, July 2, 1979 at the Douglas County Museum, Roseburg, Oregon. Interviewers are George Abdill and Judy Roberts.
Mr. Doering is a rodeo clown and rider and he talks a lot about rodeos and how to get started. He was a kind of trouble maker in high school and thanks to a very understanding man on the inside he did finish. He worked for the Forest Service for a short time before starting with the roadeo. He talks about the animals used in rodeos and he tells about the schools they have to teach you how to ride. He also talks about scoring and he has a son who is currently a roadeo clown. He tells how a rodeo is organized and how to find a sponsor.
Mr. Doering is currently self-employed. He has a western wear shop in Roseburg. There are two tapes to this interview. He tells some very funny things that happen to him in his clowning days. He does not feel that he is a good clown although I disagree with him.
Title Karl J. Doering oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0141.JPG
Accession number 2011.1