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Poaching -- Maine

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

David Priest, interviewed by William Warner

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Abstract NA1288 David Priest, (1913-2008) interviewed by William Warner, September 26, 1979 – March 9, 1980, Winn, Maine. Priest, a retired game warden, talks about his life and work in the Maine woods; his interest in hunting, trapping, and fishing as a child; trapping as more profitable than service as a game warden, which led him to abandon his first stint as a game warden; the seasonal cycle of trapping and working as a fishing guide; application process to become a game warden; responsibilities...
Dates: 1980

David Priest, interviewed by William Warner

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Abstract 1288 David Priest, interviewed by William Warner, September 26, 1979 – March 9, 1980, Winn, Maine. Priest, a retired game warden, talks about his life and work in the Maine woods; his interest in hunting, trapping, and fishing as a child; trapping as more profitable than service as a game warden, which led him to abandon his first stint as a game warden; the seasonal cycle of trapping and working as a fishing guide; application process to become a game warden; responsibilities of a game...
Dates: 1959-2008

Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner

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Abstract NA1364 Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner, July 28-29, 1980, Orrington and Greenville, Maine. Clendenning discusses David Priest and their friendship (Priest was interviewed extensively by Warner, see NA 1288); experiences hunting, fishing, and trapping with Priest; Priest’s commitment to his job as a game warden; his approach to apprehending suspects; and Priest’s personal characteristics and skills. Lambert discusses his relationship with Priest, one of a...
Dates: 1980

Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner

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Abstract NA1364 Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner, July 28-29,1980, Orrington and Greenville, Maine. Clendenning discusses David Priest and their friendship (Priest was interviewed extensively by Warner, see NA 1288); experiences hunting, fishing, and trapping with Priest; Priest’s commitment to his job as a game warden; his approach to apprehending suspects; and Priest’s personal characteristics and skills. Lambert discusses his relationship with Priest, one of a...
Dates: 1959-2008

Earl Bonness, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1942 Earl Bonness, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, October 5, 1986, Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Bonness discusses his experiences working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias in the 1920s; moving the wangan; species of trees cut; Wilbur Day; a falling wedge and how it was used; murder of two game wardens by Calvin Graves; a drowning during a river drive; living conditions in a woods camp; method of dogging deer; old-time drivers who didn’t know how to swim; and making...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Ella Thompson, interviewed by Chris Keenan

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2370 Ella Thompson, interviewed by Chris Keenan for AY 425, fall 1994, Brewer, Maine. 20 pp. Tape: 1 w/ transcript. Two interviews with Thompson of Cherryfield, Maine about poaching. No tape for first interview. RESTRICTED: no depositors form. Text: 14 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1419 (second interview only).

Dates: 1959-2008

Ernest Kennedy interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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Abstract 1114 Ernest Kennedy (b. 1889) interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, summer, 1977, at Kennedy’s home in Argyle, Maine. Kennedy, 88, talks about his life working in the woods, on river drives, and on the Argyle Boom. Kennedy was the principle informant for “Argyle Boom,” Northeast Folklore, XVII (1976) which explained the workings of the sorting boom on the Penobscot River where the logs from the river drives were sorted for delivery to the various saw mills. In this series of interviews he...
Dates: 1959-2008

George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1039 George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks, May 7, 1976, Holden, Maine. Knox talks about moving to Eddington, Maine, in 1902; raising their own meat; Frank Davis, a local market hunter; the route the old Airline road took; peddling in Bangor; trapping; poaching; Cal Graves; moose meat; going to dances; card games; what weddings were like; Halloween pranks; dowsing; weather lore; working in the woods; camp songs; men who made up songs in the area; working as a river driver; working for...
Dates: 1959-2008

George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1039 George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks, May 7, 1976, Holden, Maine. Knox talks about moving to Eddington, Maine, in 1902; raising their own meat; Frank Davis, a local market hunter; the route the old Airline road took; peddling in Bangor; trapping; poaching; Cal Graves; moose meat; going to dances; card games; what weddings were like; Halloween pranks; dowsing; weather lore; working in the woods; camp songs; men who made up songs in the area; working as a river driver; working for...
Dates: 1976

Harold Day, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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0678 Harold Day, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, July 24, 1971, Wesley, Maine. Day discusses old times around Wesley; stories of George Magoon and Wilbur Day, poachers. Text: 68 pp. transcript with brief catalog. Recording: mfc_na0678_na0679_t0386_01, mfc_na0678_na0679_t0386_02, mfc_na0678_t0385_01, mfc_na0678_t0385_02 [T 0385 - T 0386]. 1 hour

Dates: 1971 - 1999

Harold Stuart, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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0679 Harold Stuart, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives on July 27, 1971, in Machias, Maine. Interview with Harold Stuart about life in the lumber woods along the Union and Machias Rivers; work in lumber mills; stories about George Magoon, and Wilbur Day, poachers, and Calvin Graves. Text: 72 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na0679_na0680_t0388_01, mfc_na0679_na0680_t0388_02, mfc_na0679_t0387_01, mfc_na0679_t0387_02 [T 0386 - T 0387 / CD 2052 - CD 2054]. 2 hours

Dates: 1971 - 1999

Herbert Hanscom, Sr., interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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Abstract 1059 Herbert Hanscom, Sr., interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 3, 1976, at Hanscom’s home in Machias, Maine. Hanscom talks about life on the river drives and in the woods; hunting; poaching; George Magoon; Wilbur Day; poachers; the scene of logging from the mills up into Machias along East Machias, Big Machias, and Middle River; hunting with dogs to catch deer and bear; working on a shipyard. Also present: Barbara Hunter, a UMaine student. Text: 6 pp. catalog. Recording:...
Dates: 1971 - 1999

Irving Bangs, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1905 Irving Bangs, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 8, 1986, Machias, Maine. Bangs discusses his experiences working in the woods along the Machias River beginning in the late 1930s; driving logs using a splash-dam; driving boom logs; how he began scaling; surveying work as mediating a fight; building roads to transport pulpwood; French-Canadians as good workers; no need to replant because seedlings were left standing; skidders as wasteful; introduction of chain saws and problems...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

John Dudley, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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Abstract 1490 John Dudley, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 20, 1981, at Dudley’s home in Alexander, Maine. Dudley talks of his time as a judge in Washington County and the stories from the time: a George Magoon and Wilbur Day story; stories of game wardens’ trials; illegal possession of game; deer jacking; night hunting; mischief towards game wardens for play; ghost story; his experience on the bench mostly as Calais Municipal Court. Also present: Jane Dudley, his wife. Text: 10 pp....
Dates: 1971 - 1999

Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1926 Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 19, 1986, Machias, Maine. Gray discusses working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias; moving logs on a frozen lake; cutting logs as best or only work during the Great Depression; earning extra money through poaching; walking to the start of the drive; camping in bush wickets; capstan rafts; temporary rafts; moving logs down Machias Lakes; water as a power source; and dangerous spots of water. Plus 4 pp. story...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Memoir, by J. Wilbur Day

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Abstract 0532 J. Wilbur Day (1864-1924), donated by Alice Bacon, 1962, Wesley, Maine. Photocopy of a handwritten memoir (approx. 538 pages) of Wilbur Day, a hunter, guide, and poacher from Wesley, Maine. Also, a typescript (139 pp.) prepared from the photocopied memoir. The memoir was first obtained from its owners, Alice and John Bacon, by Jane Kazutow Pampalone and again later by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives. The original (presumed to have been written down by Wilbur Day’s sister, Susie Day, from...
Dates: 1959-2008

Newell Beam, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1908 Newell Beam, 1903 - 1995, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 10–May 25, 1986, Cutler, Maine. Beam talks about his experiences working in the woods along the Machais River; breaking through heavy snow; a block of land owned by two companies; logging around Fifth Lake in the early 1920s; pay fluctuations and what the company provided; description of photographs; construction of camp buildings and beds; lice and ridding the camp of lice; superiority of selective cutting; camp...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

"Red," interviewed by Galen Beaulieu and Ilka List

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Abstract 0895 “Red,” (pseudonym) interviewed by Galen Beaulieu and Ilka List, October 18, 1974, November 8, 20, and 22, 1974, Orono, Maine. November 20, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives also present. Red talks about hunting, poaching, and fishing: his first night hunt; night hunting; carbide hat lights; moving from Aroostook to Penobscot County; his camp on Pushaw Stream in Alton, ME; changes in deer habits; “road” hunting; game wardens; buck and doe habits; prices; using the whole deer; hunting with his son;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Student paper, by Nathan Lowrey

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1644 Student paper, by Nathan Lowrey for AY 122, spring 1983, Aroostook County, Maine. 90 pp. ms. Paper, titled "Poachin’ (as a fine art)," deals with a collection of poaching stories. Text: 90 pp. paper.

Dates: 1959-2008

William S. Silsby, Sr., Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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1723 William S. Silsby, Sr., Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, fall 1983. Maine: Ellsworth. 9 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ partial cat. Silsby talks about his memories of George Magoon and family, and Wilbur Day. Text: 6 pp. catalog. Recording: mfc_na1723_t1842_01, mfc_na1723_t1842_02 [T 1842]. 1 hour

Dates: 1971 - 1999