||Union County, Oregon History Project
||Two interviews with Wilfred Hamann took place at his ranch a few miles south of Island City. At age 80, Willie is remarkably agile, nominally retired from farming but still active in many aspects of running a large ranch, where grass seed, mint, and grain crops currently dominate.
The first interviewer was Dave Osmick, a volunteer with the Union County, Oregon History Project. He completed a one-hour interview on June 29, 2002. Eugene Smith was the second interviewer on August 19, 2002.
Heather Pilling’s full transcription (available for research purposes) presents the literal contents of both interviews.
||Click here for the transcribed interview.|