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Catalog Number OH0038 Sam Ball v321
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Sam Ball. It takes place on August 23, 1978 at the home of Mr. Ball near Glide, Oregon. Also present is Mr. Balls's wife. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.

Mr. Ball was a logger from way back. He worked at the mill at Leona for awhile, worked at several other places, then started his own logging company, The Ball Logging Company. He was in partnership with Mr. Swearingen. Most of this interview deals with his logging company on the Smith River and with the logging camp thata was there and the problems aand the joys thaat they had while living at the camp for about 13 years (I think it was). Mrs. Ball talks about the hardships of housekeeping and the different houses they built and the one house that fell in with snow on it. Mr. Ball talks about the methods of logging back in the early days and the hardships and the profits made from it. Later on Mr. Ball talks about the totem poles that he makes now, as a hobby.
Title Sam Ball oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0038SamBall.JPG
Accession number 2011.1