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Catalog Number OH0226 Lee Winniford v223
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Lee Winniford which takes place on Mr. Winniford's farm out Garden Vaalley Road on January 23, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg. Also present during the latter part of the interview was Gerald Bacon. Lee Winniford's grandfather. Thomas came to Oregon from Tennessee in 1872 where he homesteaded land in Garden Valley. Soon after he was settled, he sent for his wife-to-be, Ella Ganaway and her family.
Thomas Winniford's main occupation was thresher although he did farm also. His son George, who was the father of Lee, and George's brothers did most of the farmingg. Lee was born on the homestead joining the original Winniford farm. He tells of his school days and he remembers names of teachers and the games they played. He describes the schoolhouse, he talks about how he built his own home, the early sawmills, the kinds of crops they farmed, the kinds of livestock, the anial life, the changes in the weather, how electricity changed his life. He also showed me his fiddle and another fiddle he ade himself out of sugar pine He talks about the water which he had to come out to find water when their old well filled with sediment. He had a good memory and was a charming man.
Title Lee Winniford oral history
Imagefile 101\OH0226.JPG
Accession number 2011.1