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Title Camilla Berg Erickson
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 2006/10/19
Year Range from 2006
Year Range to 2006
Narrator's name Erickson, Camilla Berg
Interviewer McLeod, Maria
Description Transcript of Camilla Erickson oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on October 19, 2006.

Camilla Erickson, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 10/19/2006. Camilla Erickson discusses how she and her family came to settle in Issaquah, her heritage and genealogy, raising chickens, her school days, her time in business college, her various jobs, her husband and children, and the changes she has seen in Issaquah.

In this interview with Camilla Erickson recorded on October 19, 2006, Camilla Erickson describes:

Pages 1-2: How her family came to settle in Issaquah, and her Norwegian heritage;

Page 3: The death of her only brother in a car accident, her brother's rheumatic fever, and memories of her parents - he was a carpenter, she was a housewife;

Page 4: Her family life;

Pages 5-6: Her Uncle Andrew's chicken farm;

Page 7: Her father as a carpenter and millwright in Issaquah;

Pages 8-9: How to care for chickens, and how they sold eggs at Western Farmers;

Page 10: Issaquah's Norwegian and Swedish communities;

Page 11: Her school days in Chicago;

Page 12: Preparing mutton;

Pages 13-14: Blood dumplings;

Page 15: Her parents' marriage, her father's travels, and how she traveled from Norway by ship;

Page 16: Her arrival at Ellis Island;

Page 17: Taking the train to Chicago;

Pages 18-20: Shopping in Issaquah - Fischer's Meat Market, Tony & Johnny's, Red & White Store, Jacobson's Bakery, Brady's Dry Goods, Hepler's Ford Agency, and Eagles Tavern;

Pages 20-21: The Depression, and traveling to Seattle;

Page 22: Her family's Model T and Model A, and attending Sunday school at the Baptist church;

Pages 23-24: Attending business college in Seattle and then working for an insurance company before working at Alpine Dairy;

Pages 24-25: Her high school days;

Page 26: Her friends from business college;

Page 27: Fun in Seattle, and the Issaquah Theater;

Page 28: How she did not learn to swim until she was 55 years old;

Page 29: Her husband's chicken farm - Rock Meadow Farm, and her four children;

Pages 29-31: World War II - communication, her work, and her husband's return;

Page 32: Childbirth;

Pages 32-34: How they had to sell Rock Meadow Farm, and her husband's carpentry work;

Page 34: How her father was a finishing carpenter;

Pages 35-36: Her homes in Issaquah;

Page 36: Raising her children, and where her children are today;

Page 37: Her grandchildren;

Pages 38-39: Memories of 4th of July parades, particularly the Grange float;

Page 40: The Issaquah Rodeo, and the development of Issaquah;

Pages 41-43: Population growth, and finding arrowheads at Lake Sammamish.
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Subjects Alpine Dairy
Baptist Church
Farming, Poultry
Fischer's Market
Hepler Ford
July 4th
Labor Day
Lake Sammamish
Norwegian Community
Population Growth
Red & White Store
Three Graces of the Grange
Tony & Johnny's
World War II
People Anderson, Kerry
Anderson, Kerry
Bean, Clara
Berg, Charles Thompson
Berg, Gesine Eliason
Berg, Thom
Erickson, Alan
Erickson, Andrea
Erickson, Camilla Berg
Erickson, Carl
Erickson, Carl
Erickson, Esther
Erickson, Tauno
Hansen, Eric
Lewis, Mary Enid Knoernschild
Lewis, Mary Lou
Rowley, George
Thompson, Andrew
Catalog Number 2006.041.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny