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Catalog Number OH0022 Thornton v200
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

This is an interview with Cliff Thornton, born 1905 in Roseburg. The interview takes place in his hom just south of the Roseburg city limits on Highway 99. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
Mr. Thornton talks about his father's trip to the west coast and tells a few little anecdotes. One is the bringing of goats into Douglas County by his father about 1885. He feels this is the origin of the Mt. Nebo goats. He also tells family genealogy of the Thorntons and the Singletons.
Mr. Thornton was a chief duputy and a sheriff in Douglas County for 8 years between 1933 and 1941. He tells many stories of the law enforcement agency during this time, particularly abou bootlegging, also a few noted murders of that time.
Title Cliff Thornton oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0022CliffThornton.JPG
Accession number 2011.1