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Archie Parker oral history interview (transcript)
Mr. Parker talks about the various positions he held at GP's Bellingham pulp mill, including that of floor boy, converter, supervisor, and then working in maintenance and the auto shop. He discusses the workers' strike, describing what he did to occupy his time while not working. He talks about an explosion in the steam plant and a power crisis, both of which lead to increased safety and environmental regulations. He speculates about fluctuations in the worldwide pulp market that, combined with other economic factors, he believes led to the eventual closure of the mill. He talks about the changing attitudes of the community towards the mill.
Parker, Archie (interviewee)
Albright, David (interviewer)
Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Bellingham Division
Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
Waterfront Oral History Project records
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