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Catalog Number OH0021 Cannon v439
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

In this interview Mr. Cannon talks about his life. He was born in 1883, thirteen miles east of Roseburg. He did interesting things such as being a guard at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, living through the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, and working as a Ranger and also a bootlegger. This particular tape deals mostly with the 1906 earthquake and his bootlegging experiences. When he talks about the earthquake, he describes the tremors, he talks about his glasses "walking" across the floor, and tells of the fires that he saw. When he talks about his bootlegging experiences, he explains how he made whiskey, how he learned to di it, the prices he sold it for, where his still was, how he got caught, what happened to him after he got caught, and his feelings towards the law enorcement agencies at the time.
Title Thurman Cannon oral history
Imagefile 102\OH0021ThurmanCannon.JPG
Accession number 2011.1