Chester Robinson oral history recording on Century Farm in Tigard

Title

Chester Robinson oral history recording on Century Farm in Tigard

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Chester Robinson and his family’s history in Washington County, Oregon, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He describes the settlement of his great-grandfather on the Donation Land Claim and the original file that was signed by President Andrew Johnson. Talks about the farmland and how it has been used over the years, including its connection to the Milk Wars of 1930 and its business with the Red Rock Dairy. Also talks about politics and the county’s Republican leaning, his life as a teenager on the farm, the passing down of farmland in a family, taxes on farmland, and the historic water tower in the area that was built in 1905. The recording has a lot of background noise including other voices and sounds of automobiles outside. There is a transcript with an introduction and an index, but the transcript ends about halfway through the interview.

Extent

1 sound cassette (1 hr., 4 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_423

Rights

In Copyright

Contributor

Meyer, Lloyd

Date

1978

Format

Audiocassettes