Local Tales from Condon, Oregon, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Local Tales from Condon, Oregon
1971 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Terry Logan was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection does not include a project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Folk tale
A tall tale about the toughness of two local families: cowhand from first family rides bear with chain for bridle and rattlesnake for a whip, then he downs a whole pot of coffee but can't stay to talk with sheepherder because he is being pursued by cowboy from second family (who's apparently even tougher)
Humorous tale about ignorant farm carting his sow in a wheelbarrow to neighbor's farm for services of the farmer's boar
Other Narrative: Local tales and anecdotes from Condon, Oregon
Story about a man who gets the best of a game warden who is unliked in the area. Game warden checks man with deer in bottom of canyon; can't find his tag and gets the warden, who had ticketed him, to carry the deer up out of the canyon. Hunter then finds license and tag, and reclaims the deer
Story of fisherman who gives his limit of fish to another man and then catches the man lying to his friends about his big catch
Bill Rush elk hunting - the difficulty in getting the elk killed
Man kills bear and is then observed in act of sodomy with dead bear, then takes care of witness

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1971_224: Terry Logan Interview Sound Recordings
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
5 inches
5 inches

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • cowboys
  • fishers
  • hunters
  • Sound recordings
  • Tales
  • tall tales
  • Personal Names :
  • Bettencourt, Don
  • Lane, Norval
  • Logan, Terry
  • Rush, Bill
  • Geographical Names :
  • Condon (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project