Podcast: Who’s on Bainbridge:
Chuck Callaham’s Oral History
Bainbridge Island in the 1930’s and 40’s:
A partnership with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
Listen here as lifelong Island resident Chuck Callaham shares memories of growing up on Bainbridge, including biking, ice skating, and the early days of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.
Chuck moved to Bainbridge Island with his family as a young child in the mid-1930s. He grew up in Winslow and now lives in the Seabold area. In this 16-minute podcast, excerpted from a one hour and 32 minute interview with BIHM volunteer Tom Arnold, Chuck describes life in Winslow the 1930s and 1940s, including some of his experiences growing up in the town and descriptions of some of the businesses along Winslow Way in that era.
Chuck and his family have a long association with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department going back to the mid-1940s, including his father’s service as the department’s first full-time paid fire chief in the 1960s. He concludes the interview with his early memories of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department from its founding in the early 1940s.
Credits: BIHM host and audio editor: Tom Arnold; audio tech: Chris Walker; publisher, Diane Walker.