View of LaVera Roland
I worked for the Weather Bureau from 1943 to 1946 at Tatoosh Island
and in the Portland city office. In 1943 a vacancy occurred and I
was available. (I lived on the station and therefore knew that the
Weather Bureau needed a new employee.) I left the Weather Bureau in
1946, due to pregnancy.
educational background included three years of college. The Weather
Bureau provided on-the-job training. My first impression of the Weather
Bureau was that it was a man's world I stepped into, but I was well
received. Morale on station was good. I think one of my major contributions
was in doing my daily assignments.
included Climatology, surface and upper air observations. I worked
all shifts, (eight-hour shifts), and 48 hours a week. Pay at the time
was low. There were seven men and one woman at my duty station.Weather
Bureau office at Tatoosh Island (1943).
Photograph provided by LaVerna Roland.