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Vine Hill interviews the Oehlman family, 2010
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This collection contains transcripts of interviews with Carl (Karl) Oehlman (Sept. 26 1932-Mar. 14, 2015), Elaine Buchanan Oehlman (July 27, 1932-), and Oehlman family members.
Karl Oehlman was born in 1932 at Santa Rosa General Hospital to Elizabeth and Walter Oehlman, he lived on the property located on Vine Hill Road near Graton, California, that was settled by his grandparents in 1894. Karl attended Vine Hill Grammar School and Analy High School (1950). After graduating from UC Davis he worked in the apple industry, for Green Valley Dryer and Sebastopol Co-op Cannery for 23 years, retiring from Barlow Company after 18 years. Karl managed the family ranch since his father's death, converting from apples to Pinot Noir grapes. Karl was active in Forestville 4-H and Analy FFA and was selected 4-H All-Star. He was a 4-H leader and Friend of 4-H.
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Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
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