Oral history interview with Rudolph Luscher [Sound Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Rudolph Luscher [Sound Recording 01]


  • 1984-08-16 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:30:27

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Rudolph Luscher was born in Hillsdale, Oregon, in 1901. He lived in Oregon his entire life and was a dairy farmer. In 1931, he and Ruth A. Berney were married. A short time later, Luscher remarried to Esther M. Zurcher; they later had three children. His farm is now known as Luscher Farm and is owned by the city of Lake Oswego. He died in 1997.

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Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Rudolph Luscher was conducted by Susan G. Tissot at Luscher's home in West Linn, Oregon, on August 16, 1984. Bill Tegart and another unidentified person were also present and often contributed to the interview. At the time of the interview, Tissot's name was Susan Gaughan. In this interview, Luscher discusses his family background and early life in Fairview. He speaks at length about running a dairy farm in Lake Oswego, including technology for milking cows, feeding his cattle, and changes in the dairy business over the 20th century. He briefly revisits the topic of his early life in Fairview, including his education. He then returns to talking about running a dairy farm in Lake Oswego, including the finances of dairying.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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