J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of six interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard focused on the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais, ME) and the Airline community ca. 1900.
- Creation: 1976
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From the Collection: 6 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1038 J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 25, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Comins talks about living in the same house he was born in; being a tree farmer; owning a dairy farm; his family history; serving three terms in the State Legislature; attending the school in East Eddington; driving the school team while in high school; how much of the food he ate was raised by his family; Thursday, market day; hunting; how they kept the meat; The Young Ladies Sociable; putting on plays; sewing circles; the local newspapers; getting and keeping ice; types of wagons his family owned; epidemics; mortuary practices; his wedding; town meetings; forecasting the weather; river travel; living through the Depression; and what Christmas was like in the early 1900s. Text: 31 page transcript (42 pp. total). Recording: T 1051 70 minutes total.
Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository
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University of Maine
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