The Resource Oral history interview, Brown Hott ; interviewed by John Coleman ; accompanied by Charles Burger Mongold and Diane Hypes, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Brown Hott ; interviewed by John Coleman ; accompanied by Charles Burger Mongold and Diane Hypes, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Brown Hott ; interviewed by John Coleman ; accompanied by Charles Burger Mongold and Diane Hypes
Title variation
  • U.S. Forest Service oral history project
  • Forest history interviews
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Brown Hott, aged 80, a lumberman and contractor from the Wardensville, W. Va. area. Recalls people and circumstances associated with the construction of Trout Pond Recreation Area and Rockcliff Lake, Lee Ranger District, George Washington National Forest in Hardy County, W. Va. (This area, which was first under contract to the Wright Construction Co., was developed by the Hott and Miller Construction Co., under a U.S. Forest Service contract). Talks about other jobs: describes logging, lumbering, and tanbarking, and the methods used to haul products (draft horses and the Dinky Line, a narrow gauge railroad line constructed by the Maryland West Virginia Lumber Co.) Mentions manganese mining and describes blasing methods using dynamite and fertilizer. Recalls the Lost River fire of 1976
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Mr. Hott's home near Wardensville, W. Va. on December 7, 1994. Interviewed by John Coleman, U.S. Forest Service, Lee District Ranger; accompanied by Charles Burger Mongold, forestry technician, U.S. Forest Service, and Diane Hypes, news editor for the Moorefield Examiner
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 19-2a - 19-2b.
Label
Oral history interview, Brown Hott ; interviewed by John Coleman ; accompanied by Charles Burger Mongold and Diane Hypes, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Transcription includes notes added by John Coleman which fill in details concerning places and events mentioned in the interview
  • Forms part of the U.S. Forest Service oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and transcripts, see Special Coll. call no. SdArch nos. 19-1 through 19-3b
  • STACK COPY: Only transcripts are available. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no.:F217.A65 U54 1990
Accompanying material
1 transcription (32 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
45666370
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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