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Shaw Oral History Project - Darle Bernice Helfrich Runnels

Oral History:

Interview#: OH016
Interviewee: Darle Bernice Helfrich Runnels
Interviewer: Barbara Ditman, Todd Keppel
Date: 09/29/2010
Location: 2825 East Mount Street
Length: 1:19:38
Subjects: Klamath Falls    

Time Index
Topic
0:00 - 6:24 Introductions; family (husband Harold "Buff" Runnels, son Mark).
6:25 - 20:24 Family History & Family Business (The Klamath Second-hand Store, Maralow's ice cream store); Calpine Lumber Company, The Reames Country Club, East Main Street; Living in Ashland.
20:25 - 30:06 Riverside School.
30:07 - 55:20 Darle's parents (father, John Devere; mother, Helen Grace Helfrich); Devere's work as a rodeo photographer and Helen's involvement.
55:21 - 1:01:58 The family work at the Klamath County Creamery; The Hagelsteins, Dorothy Hagelstein; The Creamery's current owners, the Buchannans.
1:01:59 - 1:06:45 Prostitution and logging crews in Klamath Falls; Irene's, The Iron Door; Darle's boss, Bob Veech.
1:06:46 - 1:11:58 Work with the haw Historical Library and others (Dr. Larry Blake, Leonard Freiser, Steve Kandra, Francis "Van" Landrum, Josephine Reginato).
1:11:59 - 1:19:39 May King and Larry Turner, local photographers; Devere's photography career; Devere and Helen's relationship.
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