Note: Hiss, static and low audio levels as on original tape.
Additional Title: Caltrans Earthquake History of George Butler
Series Title: Loma Prieta Oral History Project
Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system.
This recording is of George Butler, who was a Maintenance Supervisor with Caltrans in San Jose when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on October 17, 2015. When the earthquake happened, Butler was at home in Scotts Valley, where he felt his house shake. Then after his family was ok, he started inspecting roads starting with Highway 17 which was blocked by a slide at Laurel Curve. In the days after the earthquake, Butler and his crew removed the slide and manned the checkpoints on Highway 17 that were installed after the earthquake so road repairs could be done.
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Interviewer: Ruhlen, Russell Interviewee: Butler, George
Transportation Library and History Center, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), 1120 N Street, Room 1430 (MS-45), Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 654-4601, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org