Shaw Historical Library at Oregon Institute of Technology

Shaw Oral History Project - Alan Eberlein

Oral History:

Interview#: OH025
Interviewee: Alan Eberlein
Interviewer: Barbara Ditman
Date: 12/13/2011
Location: Unknown
Length: 1:19:06
Subjects: Klamath Falls, Murder Story   

Time Index
Topic
0:00 - 3:10 Introductions.
3:10 - 11:39 Father: Life and career.
11:39 - 16:06 Mother and brother.
16:06 - 18:50 More background on family, work, and especially farm work.
18:50 - 20:00 Auto parts business and interests; saving for a car, buying a car and working on it.
20:00 - 22:22 More information on family.
22:22 - 29:20 Activities when a little order: Klamath Union High School memories; emphasis on interest in driving and working on cars with friends; Friday and Saturday night activities(drive-ins; dragging on Main Street).
29:20 - 31:30 College: Working with father and brother in Klamath Falls family business, after army duty finished. Expansion of business.
31:30 - 34:15 Working with father and brother in Klamath Falls family business, after army duty finished. Expansion of business.
34:15 - 38:00 Selling White Trucks.
38:00 - 38:30 Buys family business with Neal.
38:30 - 41:10 Involvement with Volvo and trip to Sweden.
41:10 - 43:50 Decision to change; Sale of family business.
43:50 - 46:19 Establishment of current business: Southtown Business Center.
46:19 - 48:38 More information on family.
48:38 - 50:28 Thoughts on life in Klamath Falls and its changes.
50:28 - 53:54 Life lessons learned.
53:28 - 55:15 Predictions for Klamath Falls future.
55:15 - 1:00:21 Crater Lake Murders Story: Background situation as it involved Alan and his father.
1:00:21 - 1:01:20 Car found with two men missing.
1:01:20 - 1:02:13 Black car seen by Alan.
1:02:13 - 1:03:20 Crew brought in to search for two missing men.
1:03:20 - 1:04:40 Monday's mysterious call to Rainbow Garage in Fort Klamath.
1:04:40 - 1:05:50 Bodies found.
1:05:50 - 1:08:30 Agencies involved in investigation, and suspect ideas.
1:08:30 - 1:11:47 Santos Gang?
1:11:47 - 1:17:13 Lincoln Lintz story - much later, in 1970s.
1:17:13 - 1:19:06 Cheryl Owsley and thesis for Souther Oregon University; Program presented to Klamath County Historical Society; Her companion notes man with missing finger.
1:19:06 - 1:19:06 Case never solved.
PIcture of Alan Eberlein

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