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  • Collection: Washington County Oral Histories
  • Description contains "war "

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An audio recording of an oral history of Arthur Iwasaki, including his family's farming history in Washington County, starting out with a dairy farm and moving to strawberries and vegetables in the late 1920s; his experiences in World War Two and…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Earl Mossman, an entertainer known as the "Mayor of Broadway", about his life and the theater and vaudeville business in Portland, Oregon. Recorded in 1971, he talks about how he got involved in show business…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Robert C. Barnes and Irene Barnes on the Korean War era in Hillsboro, Oregon including topics such as the politics of the Korean War, the United States' response to communism, and comparing the war to World…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Eldo L. Nofziger on the Cold War and Korean War and its effects in the Washington County area. Nofziger discusses his draft into the Army in 1950 in first group of Oregon draftees. He was a non-combat soldier,…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Earl and Mari Jewel Ficken on the Korean War. The Fickens were high school age during this period, residing in Hillsboro and the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, which were both farming communities at that…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Leonard Peshka on the Korean War. Peshka discusses his whereabouts 1950-1953 and life in Hillsboro, Communism and the Red Scare, the possibility of nuclear attacks in the Portland area, and civil defense. He…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Walter McKinney on the Korean War. McKinney talks about his life in Hillsboro in the early 1950s and his time at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He recalls being an aircraft observer for Hillsboro and the…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Helen E. Pape on the Korean War. In the interview, Pape discusses the Cold War and her recollections of the Portland community and its attitudes towards government, Communism and Joseph McCarthy. She mentions…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Jane Dykslag of her life in Beaverton, Oregon, during the Korean War recorded on May 30, 2000. Dykslag was in her late twenties during the Korean War living in Washington County. Prior to the war, she was…

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An audio recording of an oral history of Ron Howe on the Korean War. In this interview, Howe discusses his war experiences, stories, and friends who died. He won medals and went to college on the GI bill. Howe believes that kids today not as…