The Logger’s Daughter DVD
Part of the Oregon Experience series, the DVD was co-produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and The Oregon Historical Society. 29 minutes.
In 1923, the Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company, based in Missouri, recruited experienced loggers from throughout the South and Midwest for the Maxville logging operation, and most of them traveled by rail—in boxcars—to Wallowa County. Many brought their families, and many were African-American. The town has long since disappeared, but as one logger’s daughter learns, the Maxville story is still unfolding. The Logger’s Daughter follows Gwen Trice, an African-American woman who was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, as she sets out to explore her family’s past.