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Logging -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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

V. A. Hartley Logging Journal

Identifier: SpC MS 1212-sc

The volume records the amounts and kinds of timber that V.A. Hartley contracted to raft for the Arestook Boom Company to St. John, presumably New Brunswick. Each entry is headed "Spring Hill" and dated 1848. The volume also records wages, paid in pounds and shillings, to individual loggers for running timber for the company.

Dates: 1848

Maine Forest and Logging Museum Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1763
Scope and Contents Collection, 1957-1998, includes documents and files about the Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley, Maine. Specifically includes information about Leonard's Mills Dam and Chemo Pond documenting elevation data, recorded water levels, and restoration/alteration projects and proposals. Also included are the executive committee's and the board of director's meeting records and member lists. Correspondence files include letters from the Department of Environmental Protection, the...
Dates: 1957-1998

Mary Ellen Barnes Collection

Identifier: MF146
Scope and Contents

A series of eleven interviews conducted by Mary Ellen Barnes in 1995 and 1996, mostly about the Chatham and Conway areas of New Hampshire.

Dates: 1996-1997