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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine

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J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook

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J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook for FO 107, October 10, 1973, Hancock, Maine. LaFlamme talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; his work at age 12 and 13 on the boom rafting logs; PLA; bosses; pay; lice and wet clothes; cook house and bunk house; music. Accession also includes correspondence and handwritten notes from LaFlamme. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”

Dates: 1973-1975

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  • Subject: Log driving -- Maine -- Penobscot River X
  • Subject: Lumber camps -- Maine X
  • Subject: Folk music X