Teresa Callahan

Crater Lake National Park Centennial Oral Histories

 Teresa Callahan

I lived in the Park from the time I was 10 until 13. My brother went around and got the parents to sign a petition to have playground equipment installed. We ended up with swings and a tetherball. Our duplex was 219A. Whenever we had money we would go up to the gas station (no longer there) and buy .15 pop out of the pop machine. The boys would ride their sleds down the hill from the super’s house (dead man’s curve was there).

Whenever a family moved in or out, there was always a big pot-luck dinner to welcome or bid farewell. We were moving to a farm in MO and my dad got a straw hat, fishing equipment, milk bucket, and giant soup ladle as gifts. My parents still keep in touch with a some of the people they meet there and have remained friends over the years.

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