Category Archives: Washington State Parks

Interview With Joseph Harrison

From the interview with Joseph Harrison of Spanaway, WA conducted by Clio Ward by phone from the Fort Worden History Center on October 14, 2014. Mr. Harrison served in the 144th National Guard Battalion out of Tacoma in the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Interview With Dave Backman

From the interview with Dave Backman of Port Townsend conducted at the Fort Worden History Center on March 29, 2007 by Patience Rogge. Mr. Backman grew up in Port Townsend, and after retiring moved back to his hometown. He served … Continue reading

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Interview With Lucille Reinen

From the interview with Lucille Reinen of Port Townsend conducted by Carter Huth at the Fort Worden History Center on August 19, 2004. Since moving to Port Townsend, Ms. Reinen has participated in many Centrum and Port Townsend Marine Science … Continue reading

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Interview With Gwen Lovett

From the interview with Gwen Lovett of Port Townsend conducted by Rick Martinez at the Fort Worden History Center on February 27, 2003. Ms. Lovett was born in Port Townsend while her father, Master Sergeant Archie Christensen was stationed at … Continue reading

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Interview With Grimanesa Amoros

From the interview with Grimanesa Amoros conducted by Clare Ledden at the Fort Worden History Center on November 4, 2004. Ms. Amoros is an interdisiplinary artist. She was born in Peru and currently lives in New York City. In 2004, … Continue reading

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Interview With Cynthia Johnson

From the interview with Cynthia Johnson of Lake Oswego, OR conducted by Rae Tennyson at the Fort Worden History Center on July 7, 2002. Ms. Johnson and her young son Shane had been participating in Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle … Continue reading

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Interview with Carla Van Der Ven

From the interview with Carla Van der Ven conducted by Clio Ward on February 19, 2013 at the Fort Worden History Center in Fort Worden State Park. Ms. Van der Ven owns Port Townsend Hospitality, which she started in 2008. … Continue reading

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Interview With George Thomsen

From the interview with George Thomsen of Port Townsend conducted at the Fort Worden History Center by Clio Ward on January 13, 2013. Mr. Thomsen and his wife Joan were co-directors of the Heritage Group, the organization than ran the … Continue reading

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Interview With Joan Thomsen

From the interview with Joan Thomsen conducted by Clio Ward on January 22, 2013 at Ms. Thomsen’s home in Kala Point, near Port Townsend. Ms. Thomsen and her husband George led the Heritage Group, the organization responsible for managing the … Continue reading

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Interview With James D. Farmer

From the interview with James D. Farmer of Acme, WA conducted by Clio Ward by phone from the Fort Worden History Center on July 30, 2013. Mr. Farmer was the Fort Worden State Park Conference Center Manager from 1991 to … Continue reading

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