Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Buzz Ryan
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Buzz Ryan was born in Wilmar, Minnesota in 1900. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Buzz nickname; early life; moving north when his father took a job at the Cass Lake saw mill; living in the Bemidji area; lumber companies and railroad companies; getting into the Forestry Department; burning slashings; forest fires; camp clerks their role and importance in logging camps; buildings in a logging camp; camp equipment; descriptions of various camp jobs: bull cook, cookee, teamsters, walking boss, blacksmith; camp food; bedbugs; sky pilots; houses of prostitution in the towns around Bigfork; sexually transmitted diseases in camps and their remedies; Buzz's book "Early Loggers of Minnesota"; logging roads; log drives; scaling logs; bark marks on the logs from the separate logging companies.
Quantity 4 hours sound cassette
86 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 03:37:15 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Ryan, James C.
Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/23/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142
Accession Number AV2012.1.40
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'

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