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Catalog Number OH0174 Hedden v270
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Owen Smith and Charles Hedden. It takes place on June 8, 1978 in the home of Charles Hedden in Elkton, Oregon. The interviewer is Staar Eatherington. Both of these gentlemen were in logging. Mr. Hedden bough his timber during the Depression and then sold it in the 1950's. Owen Smith came from Arkansas in the early 1950's and worked for the Elkton Lumber Company and then bought his own sawmill and ran his own sawmill from 1950 to 1957 and then did his own loging until 1967.
These two tapes concentrate entirely on the logging industry during these times. The price of stumpage is discussed, the fate of the gyppo loggers and mill owners is discussed, also talked about the equipment used, accidents that happened and other memories of logging days.
Title Charles Hedden; Owen Smith oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0174.JPG
Accession number 2011.1