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Clayton Littlefield, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Interviews done by Jeff “Smokey” McKeen concerning the farming community of Frye Mountain in Waldo County and its acquisition by the federal government in the 1930s. Interviews cover the problems like having to selling land to the government, bad roads for automobiles, and other issues.


  • Creation: 1991


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From the Collection: 7 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA2206 Clayton Littlefield, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen, November 14, 1991, Montville, Maine. Littlefield talks about his childhood on Frye Mountain; problem of roads unsuitable for automobiles in most seasons; mountain land as good for farming; local families; federal government purchase of land; burning of the farm buildings; partial relocation of cemetery; failure of government to pay town for lost tax income; employment of local men by CCC, turning mountain into a park; and means of income other than farming. Text: 26 pp. transcript. Recording: C 0846.

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