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Mrs. James (Estelle) Shea, interviewed by David Currier


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.


  • Creation: 1969-1990

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From the Collection: 54 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


0552 Mrs. James Shea, interviewed by David Currier, March 14, 1970, Bangor, Maine. Shea talks about going to her father’s lumber camp in Oxbow, Maine, as a little girl; riding in a pung to the camp; the wangan; ghost stories told by men in the camp; buying and selling spruce gum; the cook and cookee in the camp; lumbercamp songs; meeting up with her father’s river drive; superstitions; strange phenomena; and the poem or song, “The Preacher and the Bear.” Text: 15 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0285 1/2 hour.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States