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Lindberg and Lydia Bergman, Part 2

Wendy Arundale continues interviewing Lindberg and Lydia Bergman and talking about their paid employment and their life around the Episcopal Church.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 93-15-04

Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Nov 23, 1992
Narrator(s): Lindberg Bergman, Lydia Bergman
Interviewer(s): Wendy Arundale
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Lindberg working for wages

2) Lydia working for wages

3) Changing her life around and the Episcopal Church

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Section 1: firefighting, 1969\ surveying\ airport -- plowing the runway for Public Health Services, 1974|

Section 2: Vanass, Ronald Eddie -- babysat during 1970 and 1971\ Vanass, Howard and Barbie -- Ronald's parents\ Lands Program -- worked as cook, 1972-75\ sewing\ janitoring -- clinic and city hall, 1979\ snowmachine -- saved and borrowed money to buy a little Skidoo\ Mo, Tony\ Tanana\ dogs -- care of and winning races\ racing -- after 16 years of dog racing, Lydia wins 1st race, 1986\ racing -- many trophies attributed to hard work and lots of help\ Allakaket -- won 3 races from here|

Section 3: alcohol -- past history\ alcohol -- recovery prompted by desire to do "the Lord's work"\ children -- last child born 1964\ alcohol -- quit drinking in 1974\ goal -- helping others, working for the Lord\ Church -- plans for building begin; finished 1991\ Bergman, Warner -- son, cut logs\ Vent, Gilbert\ Bergman, Albert\ Ned, Alvin\ volunteer -- church money bought food, gas\ Henry, Samson -- council member, wanted new church\ fundraising -- offerings; raffle|