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Oral history interview with John R. Leach, by Jean Whitford
- 1968-02-22 - 1968-02-23 (Creation)
1 Reel Tape (2 hr., 9 min., 24 sec.)
online resource (2 audio files (2 hr., 9 min., 24 sec.)
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John R. Leach was born in 1882 in Weston, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1906. He was a Portland pharmacist and founder of the SE Portland chapter of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1913, he married Lilla Irvin Leach. In 1931, the Leaches purchased a five-arce tract at the foot of Mt. Scott and transformed the land into a botanical garden.
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Leach discusses his wife, Lilla Leach, and tells stories from his recently published autobiography Oxbows and Bare Feet including his remembrances of Sam Warfield, "Uncle Sam", Indian Scout Lorenzo Chapman, Joe Meeks, and others in the Lexington, Oregon area. He also discusses the history of the Leach family, their journey west to Oregon, frontier life, folk medicine, his childhood and early life in Eastern Oregon, and his adventures with his wife, Lilla Leach.
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In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
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Joint Copyright held by John Leach.
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Lib. Acc. 18696
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Oral history interview with John R. Leach, by Jean Whitford, 1968 February 22-23, SR 758, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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Leach Family Papers, Mss 2617, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Some of the stories discussed in this interview were published in:
Leach, John Roy. Ox bows and bare feet : a few curt facts about John R. Leach, and some who were responsible for him. Where he came from and where he is most likely going. s.l. : s.n., 1952?
OHS Call No. 917.91 L434o
Digitization funded by the James F. Miller Endowment.