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Log driving -- Maine

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Bean and Virginia Bean, interviewed by Florence Ireland

Abstract NA0564 Albert Bean and Virginia Bean, interviewed by Florence Ireland for FO 134, March 9, 1970, Hudson and Winslow, Maine. The Beans talk about John Young Miles, a local composer of songs and poetry, who was born in 1831 in Corinna and died in 1906 in Hudson. Accession includes student paper based on notes and a transcript of the interview, and an accompanying tape reel. The paper also contains additional notes about Guy Bubar, a legendary woodsman.; transcription of one of John Miles’...
Dates: 1960s-2001

Fred H. Allen Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0992-sc
Abstract Letters of a farmer and log driver in the late 19th century.
Dates: 1876-1881

Alonzo Keaton, Sr. and Edith (Jandreau) Keaton, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison

Abstract 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
Dates: 1959-2008

Argyle Boom Collection

Identifier: MF003
Scope and Contents The Argyle Boom Collection consists of approximately seventy-five hours of tape recorded interviews (now digitized). The interviews deal with Argyle Boom, which was one of several locations at which logs that had been cut upriver and floated or “driven” down the Penobscot River were sorted before being sent on to the lumber mills in Old Town, Orono, Veazie, Bangor, and Brewer, Maine, from approximately 1900 to 1930. The material includes interviews with people who had worked on the boom and...
Dates: 1973-1975

Deering Lumber Company Project

Identifier: MF016
Scope and Contents Collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company.
Dates: 1980-1989

Samuel P. Dutton Letter

Identifier: SpC MS 1491-sc
Abstract Letter discussing the need for haulers of logs to settle amount of money due to them for log drives.
Dates: September 28, 1836

Jerry O'Brien, Millage Treadwell, Gilbert Royce, Blanche Royce, and Fearman Chessie, interviewed by Belinda Boyce

Abstract 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.
Dates: 1960s-2001

Lumberman's Life Series

Identifier: MF012
Scope and Contents Interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.
Dates: 1969-1990

Machias River Project

Identifier: MF033
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986


Scope and Contents From the Collection: Collection of photographs depicting woods work and woods life in the region of Allagash and Saint John, Maine, between 1900 and 1930.
Dates: 1974

Shaw Family Business Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1061-sc
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1848-1871; Majority of material found within 1848-1857

Student paper, by Donna Davis

Abstract 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.
Dates: 1960s-2001