Oral history interview with Clayton P. Strain

Oral history interview with Clayton P. Strain [Sound Recording]

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SR 9676

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Oral history interview with Clayton P. Strain


  • 1970-09-30 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiotape reel (44 min., 16 sec.)

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Clayton Preston Strain was born in Aurora, Oregon, in 1892. He spent much of his early life in Umatilla County, Oregon. Around 1919, he and Edith L. Crockett were married; they later had three children. He died in 1987.

Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com; information provided by Strain in his interview.

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This oral history interview with Clayton P. Strain was conducted by Larry C. Skoog on September 30, 1970, for the Oregon Historical Society.

In this interview, Strain discusses the political career of his father, Charles Preston Strain, on the Pendleton City Council, including a conflict with the Union Pacific Railroad. He shares his memories of life in Pendleton, Oregon, in the first decades of the 20th century. He describes the town, talks about ranches and farms in the area, and discusses the origins of the Pendleton Round-Up. He speaks at length about the Round-Up's early years. He closes the interview by further discussing his father's political career.

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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Clayton P. Strain. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright – Non-Commercial Use Permitted, http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Clayton P. Strain, by Larry C. Skoog, SR 9676, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

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Sarah Stroman

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