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Kenley, Dave

Kenley, Dave

Kenley, Dave

Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1954

Interview 14a : In this 1954 interview, Dave Kenley (1886-1975), longtime land surveyor and head of Southern Pine Lumber Company's Land & Timber Department, tells John Larson of the Forest History Foundation (later known as the Forest History Society) about early forest land and timber issues. He describes early forest management practices, including evolving logging methods, concerns with fire prevention, and land and timber purchasing and surveying, including a controversial title suit involving Trinity County lands in the early 1900's.  In September 1980, Marjorie Shephed was recorded reading the text of this interview for the Diboll Oral History Project, since the original audio was unavailable.