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  • Collection: Washington County Oral Histories
  • Spatial Coverage contains "hillsboro"

An audio recording of an oral history of Floyd Parsons, his wife Becky Parsons, and their daughter Becky Parsons. Floyd was born in Kentucky, and Sally and Floyd met in Ohio as young teenagers on the farm about 73 years before the time of the…

A video recording of an oral history of Maria Refugio Granados about her life in Mexico and transitioning to the U.S. with help from Bienestar. The interview takes place in Hillsboro, Oregon. Granados was born in Cuto De La Esperanza, Michoacan,…

Part 2 of a video recording of an oral history of Eldon Mills and Tim Erwert on the Hillsboro Project.

Part 1 of a video recording of an oral history of Eldon Mills and Tim Erwert on the Hillsboro Project.

A video recording of an oral history of Rich Iwasaki. Iwasaki talks about growing up on his parents farm in Hillsboro. He recounts the manual labor that he had to perform on the farm. As well as his travel to Japan where he came to understand some of…

An audio recording of an oral history of Lila Ashenbrenner, first woman to serve as Hillsboro police chief.

An audio recording of an oral history of Hector Hinojosa. He was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and migrated to Harlingen, Texas with his family when he was two years old. After Harlingen experienced an economic downturn, the family began…

An audio recording of an oral history of Laura Gamboa. Gamboa was born in Cuautla in the Mexican state of Morelos south of Mexico City and lived there until she was twenty-one years old. In Cuautla her family had a refreshment stand. Over time the…

An audio recording of an oral history of Eduardo Corona. Corona was born near Mexico City. He graduated from Mexico City’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana with a major in Business Administration. He moved to California in 1999 to work for a…

Part 1 of an audio recording of an oral history of Dr. Toshio Inahara, speaking about his experience as a Japanese American in Washington County during World War II. This is a brief introductory interview that was conducted in order to prepare for…