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Catalog Number OH0354 McCord v64
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; partial, transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Melvin and Estella McCord. It takes place on August 28, 1978 at the home of the McCords in Glide, Oregon. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
Both the McCords came to Oregon in the twenties, and so this interview is mostly with their life in the Forest Service. Mr. McCord started working for the Forest Service in 1930, 1929. He talks about the structure of the Forest Service and the different jobs that he held throughout his years there, all the way up through the sisties. He talks about lookout towers, the fire crews, methods of fire fighting, the patrols they had, the methods of reforestation, and the changes brought about when the loggers came in the forties. Mrs. McCord talks about the woman's side of it, how it was to live in some of these Forest Service Camps, the kinds of buildings they had to live in, and the work she had to do and some of her experiences with her husband on the trails. They also give their opinion of the way things have changed, and the attitudes of the employees of the Forest Service and the Forest Seervice Personnel today.
Title Melvin McCord; Estella McCord oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0354.JPG
Accession number 2011.1