Walter S. Barrows, Sr., Ph.D. (A.K.A. Dr. Dirt)
INTERVIEWED BY: Bertha
Q: What is you full name?
A: Walter S. Barrows
Q: Were you named after anyone?
A: Named after his dad and his grandfather
Q: Where were you born?
A: Long Beach, CA - April 1933
Q: What are your parent's names?
A: Walter and Claris
Q: What countries/states/cities did you grow up in?
A: He has lived his life in California; San Diego, Escondido, Bell Flower, Whittier, and San Pedro.
Q: What do you remember about the house you lived in?
A: He remembered it was a big house; and the firehouse and it had a Botanical garden.
Q: What do you remember most about your childhood?
A: He was chosen to be in Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts. He was a drum major in the High School band.
Q: What is your background?
A: English ancestors
Q: Tell me about your family?
A: He had a brother.
Q: What are your family background, personal history (grandparents, great grandparents, relatives) and their roles in the community?
A: He is married and he has 5 children. His grandfather was a nurseryman and his other grandfather was a butcher. They were in Barkley, Nebraska. He has been a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout Master. He was a chairman against Carpinteria for city hood. His father has passed away, he was 96 years old.
Q: Could you describe your profession to me?
A: He has been a farmer, landscaper, agri-hort consultant and testing expert.
Q: What is your address and phone of your business?
A: Landscapes by Barrows, Inc. 7406 Stanley Park Rd., Carpinteria, CA 93013
Q: Describe the activities in which you are currently involved?
A: Lions Club and Masons.
This page was written by Bertha R.
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