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Wayne R. Howe Oral History Interview

 

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

Interviewee: Wayne Howe and wife Jean.

Interview Location: At Crater Lake National Park headquarters with wife Jean on September 1, 1988 and subsequent interview at interviewee residence, Roseburg, Oregon.

Transcription: Transcribed by Darci Desharnais Gomoliski, 1993-1994

Biographical Summary (from the interview introduction)

Wayne Howe began his National Park Service career at Crater Lake in 1946 and retired 30 years later as the Associate Regional Director for Operations in Seattle. During that career, he was one of the few people in the NPS to go from a GS-3 fire control aide to a GM-14 even serving as acting regional director for a few months in 1975. He continues to stay active in the Employee and Alumni Association of the NPS and Friends of Crater Lake. 

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

taped interview (from Crater Lake National Park interview); notes from subsequent interview at his residence in Roseburg, 10128188. Loaned photos for copying and donated other items. File includes considerable correspondence and some news articles. Slide of Wayne Howe and Jean Howe taken during follow up interview.

 

To the reader: 

Wayne Howe began his National Park Service career at Crater Lake in 1946 and retired 30 years later as the Associate Regional Director for Operations in Seattle. During that career, he was one of the few people in the NPS to go from a GS-3 fire control aide to a GM-14 even serving as acting regional director for a few months in 1975. He continues to stay active in the Employee and Alumni Association of the NPS and Friends of Crater Lake. 

This interview took place on a warm afternoon at Crater Lake. It was this interviewer’s first on tape, so some editing was necessary. Mr. Howe subsequently loaned the park a number of this photographs and has been very gracious in answering my questions whenever I see him. Copies of those photographs, as well as our correspondence and some field notes, are in the park’s history files. 

Stephen R. Mark

(Crater Lake National Park Historian)

February 1994

 

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