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Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 containing interviews that focus on hunting, trapping, poaching, and recreational fishing. There are 123 series in NAFOH that relate to the topic, but 18 belong solely to this collection.

Dates

  • Creation: 1959-2008

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (um.library.spc@maine.edu).

Extent

From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

0205 Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell for CP 180, spring 1967, Wayne and Winthrop, Maine. Morse, Lovejoy, the Davenports, and Newcomb talks about background and changes in Wayne; water witching; second sight; legend of “Why There Aren’t Any Trout in Poccasset Lake”; place name lore for Bellfonda Rock, Maranacook Lake, Annabesacook Lake, Alder Hill, and Mooselookmeguntic Lake); stories about Indians; legends about caves; legend of “The Stone Lady”; stories of lost mines and buried treasure; mention of Benedict Arnold’s march through the “Desert of Wayne”; haunted houses; stories heard from Scott Ridley; Yankee ingenuity; an extraordinary deer hunt and other hunting stories; big fish story; animal stories (fox, deer, eagle, bear); stories about Melvin Buzzle (a mentally handicapped person); anecdotes about local moonshiners; several tall tales including “shingling the fog”; a chain letter. Text: 104 pp. paper. Recording: 3/4 hr. T 0231 / PM 0024 / CD 0027. RESTRICTED.

Restricted Content

As of February 3, 2021, Fogler Library Special Collections will refrain from publicly posting all Wabanaki related materials in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection until we have input from the Penobscot Nation, based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine System, University of Maine (Orono).

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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