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Clark Manring, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt


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.


  • Creation: 1959-2008

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2974 Clark Manring, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, January 1, 1964, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Manring talks about Jones Tracy, his birth, his hunting philosophy; Bible knowledge; his health and his mother’s folk medicine; sources for his stories; “regular” vs. joke stories; origin of Jones’ name; schooling; others who listened to Jones’ stories; other storytellers on Mount Desert Island; also tells stories told by and about Jones Tracy, including: rain storm stories; Frank Thompson and gun kicking; deer shot around mountain; fog shingling; patting bullets along; 3 deer at one shot; getting liquor from a doctor during Prohibition; fishing on a bicycle; hat in road story; catching deer with finger; bung hole story; bear turned inside out; Steve Sargent and Jones story; and throwing fish over hackmatack tree. One of a series of interviews conducted by Richard Lunt in 1963 and 1964 which served as the basis for Lunt’s UMaine M.A. thesis. Some material was also published as “Jones Tracy: Tall Tale Teller from Mount Desert Island” (Northeast Folklore, Vol. X). Text: 4 pp. index Recording: T 0238 (side two) - T 0239 (side one) / CD 0835 (T 0239, side 1) mfc_na2974_cd0835_01 - mfc_na2974_cd0835_07 32 minutes

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