[Photo here] Joan Rutherford, 2014 (SBOH#002) Joan Rutherford is another of Salmon Beach’s most senior cohort. She resides in cabin #1, at the far north end of the beach. She arrived in 1977, and other than five years on a far-flung coral atoll in the South Pacific, she’s been at the beach ever since. In this wide ranging interview, Joan covers a lot of ground. She discusses her recent 80th birthday party and many of the other holidays and events that the community celebrates. She discusses the early Peace Corps component of the Salmon Beach community, and reviews her recollections of the community’s history from prohibition, the Great Depression, the “flower children” of the 60’s and 70’s, and the recent gentrification of the community. She talks at length about children — past and present — at Salmon Beach. The interview is also peppered with lots of discussion of the environmental hazards and vulnerabilities that come with life at Salmon Beach. She briefly discusses cabins 1, 2, 3, 49 and 97 in this interview.
Name: Joan Rutherford
Age: 81 Current
Date of Interview: October 17, 2014
Interviewer: Tammy Smith (Puget Sound)
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SBOH#002: Joan Rutherford 2014 Transcription