00:00:00 - 00:01:40 Introduction
introduction, early years, education, background, Tennessee, high school, Forest Service, forestry
Ok, good morning. Today is Monday, August 18, 2008. My name is Allison Page; I'm with the UW-Madison Oral History Program, and this morning I will be interviewing Mr. Sid Boone about his experiences at the U.S. Forest Products Lab. Mr. Boone, if you would like to start? Maybe tell us where and when you were born, a little bit about your background?
Ok, I'm originally from Tennessee, was born in a small town near Knoxville. And, but I grew up in, went to school through high school in west Tennessee, in a town named Paris. From high school, I went to undergraduate school at Louisiana State University and received a degree in Forestry. Then I went on to Duke University for a master's degree. I worked very briefly after that with private industry, and then about a year or two with the State of Tennessee. And then went to work for the Forest Service, and spent the next thirty years at a number of locations with the Forest Service, which we can go into later if you'd, if you want to hear a little more of that, you know, sequence.
And when did you receive your degrees?
'59 and '60, so a long time ago now.