Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Cultural and Environmental Resource Management
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This study collected oral histories of those who lived or worked in the Moxee Valley, within the greater Yakima Valley of Washington State from 1915-1950. It documents and records the historical and cultural processes of farm life and its evolution for people living in this foremost hop-growing region of the United States. The larger goal is to characterize the community and social processes for use as primary source documentation to create historically accurate programs at the Gendron Hop Ranch-Living History Farm near Moxee. Nineteen participants were interviewed. Topics addressed in the study include farming in the Valley, the household, roles and work, the community and hop harvest. To date, no other study has collected this history.
Towner, Terri, "Everyday Farm Life in the Moxee Valley 1915-1950: Historical Ethnography" (2016). All Master's Theses. 597.
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