Diann E. Wiesner
Ole Bodin describes immigrating from Sweden to the United States on a ship that sailed from Denmark to Halifax, Canada. He talks about traveling from there to Monroe, Washington where he found employment as a sawyer. Bodin describes the logging camps in which he worked and the process of taking down the trees. He recalls the beginning of the Great Depression which caused the logging camp to close. Bodin discusses unions like the IWW [International Workers of the World] and their attempts to push for better work conditions by organizing strikes. He also mentions traveling between Minnesota and Washington and looking for work at every stop.
Logging, Washington, Great Depression (1929-1939); Mining unions; International Workers of the World; Weyerhaeuser
Ole Bodin Interviews Oral History Project, OH 041, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Bodin, Ole, "Ole Bodin Interview, July 18, 1978" (1978). Ole Bodin Interviews Oral History Project. 2.