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Oral history interview with Richard Frederick Smith, by Charles Digregorio
- 1978-09-20 (Creation)
online resource (2 audio files (1 hr., 4 min., 17 sec.)
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Richard Fredrick Smith (1911-1988) was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Salem, Ohio in 1918. He entered the C.C.C. in 1933 where he developed a love for forestry work. He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in forest management in 1948. In 1949 he became County Forester for Clark County, Washington. He developed a forestry management technique of individual tree selection, demonstrating his ideas by buying and managing his own tract of timberland near Sandy, Oregon.
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Charles Digregorio was the Oregon Historical Society's first Oral Historian.
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Smith discusses his interest and education in forestry work, working for the Forestry Department in the Pacific Northwest and developing the forestry management technique of individual tree selection.
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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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Oral history interview with Richard Frederick Smith, by Charles Digregorio, 1978 September 20, SR 9236, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Digitization funded by the James F. Miller Endowment.