||Union County, Oregon History Project
||Two interviews with Gertie Hibbert took place at her kitchen table in her modest farm home. The house and a few outbuildings are located in the Grande Ronde Valley, a few miles north of Island City. At age 89, Gertie appeared to be remarkably healthy, mentally and physically, and to be almost entirely self-sufficient.
The first interviewer was Vanessa Clemens, a volunteer with the Union County, Oregon History Project. She completed a one-hour interview on May 28, 2002. Eugene Smith was the second interviewer on June 13, 2002.
Heather Pilling’s full transcription (available for research purposes) presents the literal contents of both interviews.
||Click here for the transcribed interview.|