Oral history interview with Margaret L. Furrow [Session 02, Recording 03]

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Oral history interview with Margaret L. Furrow [Session 02, Recording 03]


  • 1985-09-26 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:29:48

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Margaret Lucille Furrow, nee Mohr, was born in Hood River, Oregon, in 1913. Her grandfather, Peter Mohr, had the first commercial orchard in the area. In the 1930s, she and William Harry Furrow were married; they later had nine children. She worked as a fruit picker and fruit packer for Nakamura Orchards, Inc., in Hood River. She died in 2001.

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Tape 4, Side 1. In the second interview session, conducted on September 26, 1985, Furrow shares her observations of the treatment of the Japanese community in Hood River during World War II, and describes racial discrimination in Hood River. She revisits the topic of daily life on her family's orchard and dairy farm in Hood River, and talks about the gendered division of labor. She describes her work picking and packing fruit for Nakamura Orchards. She talks about the ranch she ran with her husband, William Henry Furrow, and discusses selling their fruit through Diamond Fruit Growers Inc. She discusses the future of small farms in Oregon. She closes the interview by talking about her involvement in the Hood River County Historical Society.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the estate of Margaret L. Furrow. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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  • English

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