Lorraine (Poochie) Livero Interview


Lorraine (Poochie) Livero Interview


Lorraine Livero

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Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement


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Lorraine Livero talks about her parents, Alice Koch and Henry Richard, and their background in farming in the Swauk Creek area of Washington state. She talks about transportation and recreation in the Swauk, and about relocating to Cle Elum, where she lived with her husband, Dr. Livero. She talks about the medical history of Cle Elum and Cle Elum Hospital.

The cover image shows Cle Elum Hospital, circa 1909. The first two-story wooden frame hospital was destroyed by fire in July 1908. The land was donated to the miners and people of Cle Elum by Walter J. Reed. In 1909, a newer, larger brick hospital was rebuilt on the same site by contractors Don Perrow and Orb Barnett. Dr. Stimpson of Roslyn was the chief surgeon who was assisted by Drs. Kiehl and Newgard from Cle Elum and Drs. Phelp and Payne from Roslyn. The nurses' quarters were opened in the building in February of 1909.

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circa 1970s-2000s


Oral history, Immigrants--United States--20th century, Swauk Creek Watershed (Wash.), Medicine--Washington (State)--History


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Lorraine (Poochie) Livero Interview