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Interview with Clare Merrill

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Title: Interview with Clare Merrill
Interviewer: Johnston, Jeanne
Interviewee: Merrill, Clare
Keywords: Lahaina
Natural Disasters
Plantation Life
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories
Description: A woman recalls the lifestyles of her mother, a teacher; father, a plantation engineer; uncle, a plantation manger; and aunt. She also describes Lahaina town and Lahainaluna School and the effect of World War II on her daily life. Safe at school when the 1946 tsunami hit, she relates how the ocean looked that day and how the tidal wave affected Spreckelsville and Mala village.
(not discussed in interview); Caucasian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Federal, Private
Pages/Duration: 30 min
9 pages
Geographic Coverage: Kahului, Maui
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories

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