John Joseph Villair reminiscences
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a typed transcription of Villair's reminiscences as told to John C. Kuhns.
Villair describes his family's journey to California to meet up with his father, and subsequent experiences as log skid greaser (at age 12), and later horse team driver for California logging companies.
Villair goes into considerable detail describing logging tools and methods, as well as the characters he met in logging camps and communities.
- Creation: 1887-1901
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Biographical / Historical
John Joseph Villair (1876-?) was an Oregon pioneer and resident of Josephine County. In 1887, Villair travelled with his family from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Boulder Creek, California. Thereafter he came to Oregon.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
John Joseph Villair (1876- ) was an Oregon pioneer and resident of Josephine County. The collection consists of a typed transcription of Villair's reminiscences as told to John C. Kuhns (1887-1901).
Collection processed by Austin Munsell, 2012.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the John Joseph Villair Reminiscences
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- Austin Munsell and Tanya Parlet.
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- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).