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Adams, Mary


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John “Jack” Leadley, interviewed by Bill Mackowski

Abstract NA3685 Jack Leadley, interviewed by Bill Mackowski, June 21, 2010, at Mackowski’s farm, Milford, Maine. Leadley, who is 82, lives in Speculator, New York, and has been making pack baskets for fifty years; talks about coming to the Adirondacks in 1934; seeing the traditional Adirondack basket; different types of ash trees; first basket received from Dan Page; average basket is twenty two inches high; technique for pounding ash; first basket of white ash; best environment for trees; Mary...
Dates: 2010-2012