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Catalog Number L.995.22.11
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content lawsuits

REMARKS:Lawsuit over terms of deeds and contracts originally executed in 1949-1954. The central point of the case was the definition of "merchantable timber" in 1949. Witnesses called by the plaintiff included Ralph Sanstede, a former executive with Douglas County Lumber Company, and Robert Bunting, a historian specializing in Western U.S. forest history. Their direct testimony contains an extensive history of the development of the lumber industry in the Roseburg [and Umpqua National Forest] area in the period 1900-1960.
Creator Douglas County Circuit Court; Gordon G. Carlson
Title Transcript of Case No. CV89-0623, Gordon G. Carlson vs. Reservation Ranch
Accession number L.995.22