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Doug and Sadie Roach Oral History Interview

 

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About the Crater Lake NP Oral History Series

 

Interviewer: John Morrison, Crater Lake National Park Historian

Interview Location and Date: Jacksonville, Oregon, August 25, 1987

Transcription: Transcribed by Cheryl Ryan, August 1997

Biographical Summary (from the interview introduction)

Doug and Sadie Roach were among the first individuals contacted by my predecessor when he began this oral history project which has stretched over the past decade.  The Roaches lived at Crater Lake almost eight years (1934 to 1942) and, in the following interview provide some insights into what it was like being among the first people stationed at the park year round.  After the war, Mr. Roach became a manager for Bear Creek Corporation and the couple remained in the Rogue Valley until 1994.  It was just prior to their relocating in Minnesota that I had the pleasure of talking with him over the telephone.

Materials Associated with this interview on file at the Dick Brown library at Crater Lake National Park's Steel Visitor Center

taped interview; Mrs. Roach died earlier this year, but Mr. Roach wanted to bring this interview to final form and was kind enough to assist with editing.  Related newspaper articles, as well as my notes from our 1994 conversation, are in the park’s history files.

 

To the reader:

Doug and Sadie Roach were among the first individuals contacted by my predecessor when he began this oral history project which has stretched over the past decade.  The Roaches lived at Crater Lake almost eight years (1934 to1942) and, in the following interview provide some insights into what it was like being among the first people stationed at the park year round.  After the war, Mr. Roach became a manager for Bear Creek Corporation and the couple remained in the Rogue Valley until 1994.  It was just prior to their relocating in Minnesota that I had the pleasure of talking with him over the telephone.

The following transcription is from a taped conversation which took place more than ten years ago.  Mrs. Roach died earlier this year, but Mr. Roach wanted to bring this interview to final form and was kind enough to assist with editing.  Related newspaper articles, as well as my notes from our 1994 conversation, are in the park’s history files.

Stephen R. Mark

(Crater Lake National Park Historian)

October 1997

 

 

 

 

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