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Catalog Number OH0281 Chenoweth v379
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories

REMARKS: This interview is with J. Virgil Chenoweth and takes place at his home in Oakland on May 8, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Mr. Chenoweth was born in Wilbur, Oregon in 1895. His parents were Mary Ann Hall and Stonewall Jackson Chenoweth. Both sets of his grandparents crossed the plains in 1853 and settled in the Wilbur area. Mr. Chenoweth has done an extensive amount of research in history. He has also written several books.
He talks a lot about the development of the Oakland area. Mr. Chenoweth also has a very strong interest in conservation, the conservation of our natural resources. He was a commercial fisherman for many years and gives his opinion on fishing and wildlife management.
The books he wrote are "The Making of Oakland" and Douglas County's Golden Age" as well as an aautobiography.
Title Virgil Chenoweth oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0281.JPG
Accession number 2011.1