Ruth Olson speaks at the Pedro Monument rededication on July 22, 1994 in Fairbanks, Alaska

Olson, Ruth Larsen


1 audiocassette (approximately 90 min.) : analog.
Ruth Olson talks about growing up on Deadwood Creek, Oscar Larsen, her father coming to Dawson in 1900, her father's claim on Deadwood Creek in the Circle Mining District, her childhood, Uncle Einar building her a mining operation, her playhouse, Johnny Johnson, Charles Taggart, her dogs, Teddy and Dick, her father buying a claim on Switch Creek from Riley Ericksen, the night Anton Sather died, Andy Clatsworthy, Jens Langlow, Babe Wallace, Nick Knutsen, living in Norway for two years when she was a child, her mother's treatment for pernicious anemia in 1924, attending high school in Fairbanks, travel by dog team, Fay Delezene, Ed Sandberg introducing her to Roy Olson, being married by Harry Greep, Edgard Johnson, and living in Central and Fairbanks.
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Recorded in Fairbanks, Alaska on July 22, 1994.
Scholarly purposes only Oral History release form, July 22, 2011.

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