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

Title

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

Subject

Washington County (Or.) -- History
Forestry

Place

Washington County (Or.)
Gales Creek (Or.)

Medium

MP4

Extent

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

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_508

Rights

In Copyright

Source

Washington County Museum

Contributor

Schade, Liza