||Union County, Oregon History Project
||The interviews with Claude Anson took place at his home in La Grande. At age 92, Claude moves more slowly than he did in his competitive running days, though he still drives a tractor occasionally at his farm. His memory of events and ability to recall details are remarkable.
The interviewers were Dorothy Swart Fleshman and Eugene Smith, volunteers with the Union County, Oregon History Project. She completed a one-hour interview on January 8, 1973; he completed two two-hour interviews on January 31 and May 9, 2003.
Heather Pilling’s full transcription (available for research purposes) presents the literal contents of the interview.
||Click here for the transcribed interview.|