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Catalog Number OH0048 Ben Jones v90
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Ben Jones and it takes place on August 22, 1978 at the home of Mr. Jones, just outside of Roseburg, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
In this interview Mr. Jones talks about his family history. The family came here quite early in the 1800s. He talks about his great-grandfather's trip over the plains and down the Columbia. He talks about the settlement of the Garden Valley area, the one just outside of Roseburg, and he talks about his grandfather's fight to have Garden Valley road put in a different place. He fought $17,000 worth and it took him a long time to get out of debt from fighting that road. He talks about early day farming techniques. He mentions when the Veterans Hospital put D.D.T. in their sewer system and killed all the bull frogs in the South Umpqua. He sed to hear hundreds and hundreds of ull frogs every night and this year he heard one lone bull frog croaking. He talks about other aspects of the South Umpqua and how it has changed over the years and about the weaather his irrigation system, and the horses he used to break, and his life as a boy.
Title Ben Jones oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0048BenJones.JPG
Accession number 2011.1