- 3 years ago
"THE BLACK LOGGERS OF WALLOWA COUNTY, OR"
In 1923, the Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company of Missouri built Maxville, a logging camp in Wallowa County, Oregon and brought 40-60 African American loggers as part of the labor pool. This project uses genealogy research methods to reconstruct the social history of these workers.
Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh (Ph.D.) is a retired foreign policy expert and now spends all of her time doing genealogy and historical community research. She currently is working on her father's memoir and assisting other descendants of the original loggers to find their roots. She is an active member of the Wallowa (Oregon) Historical Society and the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.