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CDs capture historic interviews with Jefferson County old-timers

by: Submitted Photo - Todd Waldmann interviews Paul Dwigans at his shop in the 1970s.


   Those looking for a different holiday gift might be interested in Jefferson County Historical Society's "Voices of Experience" CD series.
   Featuring 84 interviews of Jefferson County pioneers and old-timers, the series was recorded by Madras Junior High School journalism students in the 1970s, and has recently been transferred to a CD format.
   The interviews can be purchased individually at $10 each, or as a "heritage package," for $25 which includes a CD, a typed transcript of the CD, and black and white photos taken by the students during their interviews.
   A sampling of those interviewed includes Eddie Bolter, John Campbell, Ace Demers, Paul Dwigans, Pearl Henske, Howard Hillis, Auriel Moore Links, Chester Luelling, Andy Morrow, Herschel Read, Leita Richardson, Katie Rufener, Ellen Squiemphen, Caroline Tohet, Everett Van Wert, and Nellie Watts.
   Former journalism teacher Harold Moore's students who did the recordings are now adults many people might recognize, including Dan Gauthier, Marie Ochs, Scott Smallwood, Marva Meanus, Bob Sjoland, Glen Strutz, Kim Schmith, Tim Kemper, Sean Gallagher, Angie Eagan and many more.
   To order CDs, mail checks made out to Jefferson County Historical Society to: Harold Moore, 186 S.E. Allen St., Madras, OR 97741. A $2 shipping fee is charged. For more information, contact Moore at 475-6537.