||Union County, Oregon History Project
||The four one-hour interviews with Lola Young took place at a foster care home in La Grande, where she lives with four other women. At age 92, Lola spends much of her time in a wheel chair because of diffi culty in walking; she also has some diffi culty with vision and hearing, but she is alert mentally
and has remarkable powers of memory. Eugene Smith was the interviewer on December 4, 2001; January 10, February 4, and February 20, 2002. Her son, Gerald Young, was present, at her request, for all interviews.
Heather Pilling's full transcription (available for research purposes) presents the literal contents of the interview.
||Click here for the transcribed interview.|