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Interview with Marsue McGinnis McShane



Raised in Oxford, Ohio, a retired teacher recalls her parents and education, recruitment to teach in Hawaii, and trip to the Islands. She describes her first impressions of Hawaii and settling in at Laupahoehoe School. She talks about students, fellow teachers, classroom, campus, and cottage. McShane recalls April 1, 1946: the tidal wave, cottage's collapse, disappearance of roommates, her near-drowning, thoughts about dying, paddling amidst wreckage, spotting others in the water, and boat rescue by her future husband and two others. She also observes how teaching has changed over time.teacher; Caucasian; femaleInterview conducted in English.State, Communit

Topics: Natural Disasters, North Hilo (district), Schools, Teaching, Writing and Publications
Year: 1999
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