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Interview with Lenore K. Van Gieson

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Title: Interview with Lenore K. Van Gieson
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Van Gieson, Lenore K.
Keywords: Community
Family Life
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Issue Date: 1999
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description: The oldest of four, a Hilo-born woman recalls growing up in Keaukaha, a middle- and upper-class kamaaina neighborhood. She describes her oceanfront home and how it was destroyed by the 1946 tsunami. She has memories of running from the waves to higher ground and returning later to find nothing left. She comments on the changes which took place after the tsunami.
(not discussed in interview); Caucasian-Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 45 min
16 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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