Whistlepunks and Geoducks: Oral Histories from the Pacific Northwest

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"In compiling this oral history of Washington State, Ron Strickland discovered a region as alive with folklore as it is with natural beauty. His book gathers a remarkable group of storytellers, from old-timers to new arrivals, who together capture the independent and idiosyncratic spirit of true Northwesterners."--BOOK JACKET.
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Overview

"In compiling this oral history of Washington State, Ron Strickland discovered a region as alive with folklore as it is with natural beauty. His book gathers a remarkable group of storytellers, from old-timers to new arrivals, who together capture the independent and idiosyncratic spirit of true Northwesterners."--BOOK JACKET.
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Strickland's first collection of tales by old rural northwesterners, (1979), seems to have neglected Washington State, so he travelled around the state a bit more and produced this second, which was published by Paragon House, New York, in 1984. He includes a glossary without pronunciation, but no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870714955
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Northwest Reprints Series
  • Edition description: 1ST OREGON
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,389,862
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Listening: Introduction to the New Edition
Introduction
An Indian Woman Scorns a Chief: Isabella Arcasa 1
Teamster: Dave Beck 6
Chief of the Tarheels: Frank "Bow Hill" Bob 20
4-H Horse Lover: Laura Borders 26
Captain, "Lady of the Lake": Earl Bryant 28
Building with Logs: South Burn 32
Legendary Boy Scouts Leader: Ome Daiber 38
"We Lived by the Tides": Etta Leightheart Egeland 46
Civic Leader: Jim Ellis 54
Log Roller: Diane Ellison 63
Tarheel: Belle Garland 70
Bush Pilot: Ernie Gibson 75
Bagging Bucks & Bucking Cords: Konrad Hartbauer 81
Hobo Railroader: Monte Holm 87
The Education of a Fighter: Bill Hottell 94
The View from a Stump Ranch: Walter Jackson 104
Customs Border Patrol: Harold "Ole" Johnson 107
"Back There Sucking the Hind Tit": Dwelley Jones 116
Willapa Harbor Huck Finn: Joe Krupa 122
Logger Poet: Judge John Langenbach 133
Small Ranchers, Working Out: Dave & Marge Leslie 142
Coal Miner: Ed Marroy 148
"We Ask Grandfather to Clean Our Minds": Ed "Dutch" Monaghan 151
Olympic Mountains Outfitter: Minnie Peterson 157
1962 World's Fiar Indian Village Hostess: Helen Peterson 165
Fourteen-year-old Runaway: Gordon "The Horse Heaven Kid" Poston 171
College Graduate: Ellen Rainey 177
Nightriders versus Claimjumpers: Neva Howard Roberts 184
Horse Packer: Babe Russell 193
Whistlepunk: Roy "Punk" Shetler 198
Romanian Immigrant to the Inland Empire: Dr. Israel Soss 209
Boeing Assembly Line Worker: Adeline "Tiny" Stefano Struble 211
Geoduck Hunter: Bill Sullivan 219
Mucker/Mayor: Dennis Sullivan 221
Icelandic Waterman: Laugi Thorstenson 227
From Internment Camp to Camping Out: George Uchida 238
Cascara Brak Peeler: Everett Whealdon 244
Bear Dancer & Steam Locomotive Fireman: Adolph "Big Dobby" Wiegardt 247
Highrigger: Hod Wood 256
Fluming Logs to the Columbia River: Phoebe Yeo 262
Glossary 266
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