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Donald Alanen oral history videorecording on logging near Deep River and Gales Creek

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Donald Alanen oral history videorecording on logging near Deep River and Gales Creek

Description

A videorecording of an oral history interview of Donald Alanen about his experience in logging communities in Deep River, Washington and Gales Creek, Oregon. Topics include: his father's Finnish immigrant background; his mother and women in the logging camps; the food and entertainment in the logging camps; Erickson's saloon in Portland; stores and banking for the loggers; the Tillamook Burn in the 1930s-1940s; seeing African Americans for the first time in the 1940s; evacuating Glenwood during a fire in 1945; his father's and grandfather's careers in logging; his own career in logging in the 1950s; changes in the logging industry over time; deaths and terrible injuries among loggers; unionization and the Wobblies. This oral history is accompanied by a transcript.

Creator

Alanen, Don

Contributor

Schade, Liza

Date

2017

Source

Washington County Museum

Subject

Washington County (Or.) -- History
Forestry

Extent

1 MP4 file (1 hr., 8 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_508

Spatial Coverage

Washington County (Or.)

Rights

In Copyright

Original Format

MP4

Citation

Alanen, Don, “Donald Alanen oral history videorecording on logging near Deep River and Gales Creek,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed June 24, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/12597.

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