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Louise Wagenknecht grew up in one of the West's last company lumber towns, a small community called Hilt on the California-Oregon border. There she witnessed the dying years of a unique way of life, the tail-end of the 1950s lumber boom that would devastate the ancient old-growth forests of the Klamath Mountains as well as the people of Hilt, whose lives were inextricably tied to the company lumber mill. White Poplar, Black Locust is the story of that transformation, but it is also something more — a noteworthy addition to the literature of place, and a sensitive and richly textured family memoir. As Wagenknecht unravels the threads that still bind her to both Hilt's history and her own, unforgettable characters emerge, and what should have been the happy ending to this story, the marriage of her divorced mother to a forester working for the Fruit Growers Supply Company, becomes instead the end of childhood innocence, foretelling the demise of the mill and the end of Hilt itself.

Expertly weaving memoir and history against the backdrop of a powerful yet little-known landscape, White Poplar, Black Locust is an immensely readable narrative of pain, loss, and ultimate survival.

About the Author

Louise Wagenknecht has worked for the United States Forest Service for almost thirty years, most recently on the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho, where she is a writer and editor at the Forest Service headquarters.

Table of Contents

Illustrations vi
Acknowledgments vii
Part 1 White Poplar 1
Part 2 Black Locust 117
Epilogue 249
Bibliography 255

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803248045
Author:
Wagenknecht, Louise
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
History
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Company towns
Subject:
Lumber trade
Subject:
Wooden box industry
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Hilt
Subject:
Rousch family
Subject:
Hilt (Calif.)
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
G-8
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
9.24x6.14x1.09 in. 1.16 lbs.

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