John Labbe oral history recording on lumbering and logging Part 3

Title

John Labbe oral history recording on lumbering and logging Part 3

Description

Part three of an audio recording of an oral history of John T. Labbe recorded on January 31, 1978, on logging in Washington County, Oregon, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Labbe had worked in logging since he was a kid during the summer and he has written a book called Railroading in the Woods. In this recording, he finishes going through his alphabetical list of mill and logging companies, with most of them being in the western part of the county and one in Middleton in the east. Labbe describes the associations that the logging owners formed to set prices and limits on production. West Coast Lumber Associations and the Four Ls (Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen) were a couple of these associations. The demand for union organizations depended on the type of job being done in the logging industry as some of them had set schedules and prices already and the workers did not want to be watched over. Labbe finishes by talking about personally knowing many of the owners of these companies with a purely business relationship. There is a typed introduction and a full transcription of the interview.

Creator

Labbe, John

Subject

Washington County (Or.) -- History
Forestry
Labbe, John

Place

Washington County (Or.)

Extent

1 sound cassette (22 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_434c

Rights

In Copyright

Source

Washington County Museum

Contributor

Meyer, Lloyd

Format

Audiocassettes