Log driving -- Maine
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Letters of a farmer and log driver in the late 19th century.
2873 Alonzo Keaton, Sr. and Edith (Jandreau) Keaton, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison, circa 1971-1972. The Keatons, of Caribou, Maine, discuss life in a lumber camp; the ferry across the St. John River; the establishment of a customs office; lumbering; Christmas in the woods; log drives; an alcohol plant in Caribou; hunting; and the Realty mill. Text: 1 pp. brief index. Recording: mfc_na2873_c0084_01, mfc_na2873_c0084_02 53 minutes
Collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company.
Letter discussing the need for haulers of logs to settle amount of money due to them for log drives.
Jerry O'Brien, Millage Treadwell, Gilbert Royce, Blanche Royce, and Fearman Chessie, interviewed by Belinda Boyce
NA0553 Jerry O'Brien, Millage Treadwell, Gilbert Royce, Blanche Royce, Fearman Chessie, interviewed by Belinda Boyce for FO 134, fall 1969, Springfield area, Prentiss, Lincoln, and Lakeville Plantation, Maine. O'Brien, Treadwell, G. Royce, B. Royce, and Chessie sing songs from the Springfield area; play harmonica tunes; discuss lumbering operations. Text: 35 pp. transcript w/ brief catalog. Recording: 1 1/2 hours T 0285 - T 0287 / PM 0107. Photos: P 0423 - P 0424.
Interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.
This collection consists of twenty interviews totaling approximately thirty-two hours conducted by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1986 with men who worked in the woods and on the river-drives along the Machias River.
The collection includes bills and receipts from 1849-1871 of both Albert Shaw & Co. and Daniel Shaw & Co. Some are for operations on the Roach River in 1853-1854 and 1855-1857. The collection also contains incoming business correspondence to Milton G. Shaw from 1854-1857 and bills, etc. to the estate of Albert Shaw, 1868-1870.
NA0496 Various, interviewed by Donna Davis for FO 134, spring 1968, Guilford, Maine. Field notes of an unsuccessful hunt for folksongs in the Guilford area and includes texts of two poems: "The Hoboes of Maine" and "The Drive on Cooper Brook." Text: 13 pp. paper.