||Union County, Oregon History Project
||The interviews with Louise Dodson took place at her home in North Powder. At age 99, Louise appears to be healthy and vigorous, mentally and physically.
Betty Hyde, a volunteer with the Union County, Oregon History Project, completed a one-hour interview on August 28, 2002. Eugene Smith, Executive Director of the Union County, Oregon History Project, completed a one-hour follow-up interview on June 26, 2003. Several times in the first interview, Louise responded to a question by saying she had answered it “in that book,” referring to A View of the Past, a small book of essays and poems she wrote for the 2002 centennial celebration of North Powder. The editor has therefore drawn from that book to elaborate her answers to interview questions, combining her written and spoken words.
Heather Pilling’s full transcription (available for research purposes) presents the literal contents of the interview.
||Click here for the transcribed interview.|