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John Salinas Oral History Interview

 

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Interviewer: Stephen R. Mark, Crater Lake National Park Historian

Interview Location and Date: Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon, April 7, 1998

Transcription: Transcribed by Renee Edwards, September 1998

Biographical Summary (from interview introduction)

John Salinas started his work at the park as a seasonal interpreter from 1978 to 1982. During that time he assisted Doug Larson with limnological studies of Crater Lake, something that provided an impetus for Salinas to eventually complete his master’s degree at Oregon State University. After an absence lasting two summers, he returned to the Park in 1988 and continues his intermittent role in the lake research program under contract. The ever-versatile Salinas continues to teach a field studies course for Rogue Community College in the park each year and has regularly contributed to Nature Notes from Crater Lake. His articles in the latter encompass subjects as diverse as the Old Man of the Lake, the Whitehorse Ponds, and a repeat photography project.

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

Taped interview; report on Whitehorse Ponds in park library; several articles in Nature Notes. One of the principals in a repeat photography project funded by Crater Lake Natural History Association.

 

 

To the reader:  

John Salinas started his work at the park as a seasonal interpreter from 1978 to 1982. During that time he assisted Doug Larson with limnological studies of Crater Lake, something that provided an impetus for Salinas to eventually complete his master’s degree at Oregon State University. After an absence lasting two summers, he returned to the Park in 1988 and continues his intermittent role in the lake research program under contract. The ever-versatile Salinas continues to teach a field studies course for Rogue Community College in the park each year and has regularly contributed to Nature Notes from Crater Lake. His articles in the latter encompass subjects as diverse as the Old Man of the Lake, the Whitehorse Ponds, and a repeat photography project. 

The following transcription is from an interview conducted at Rogue Community College late one afternoon in 1998. Although I prepared a set of questions for him, the interview flowed so well that is probably could have been conducted without them. These and some related correspondence can be found in the park’s history files. 

Stephen R. Mark

Crater Lake National Park Historian

January 2000

 

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