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Hunting -- Anecdotes -- Maine

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Adelbert “Del” Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1034 Adelbert “Del” Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 10, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Also present: Mrs. Clewley, his wife. Clewley talks about being from Eddington; using a pung as transport; going to school in Eddington Village; hunting for deer and the two deer maximum; how his family stored food through the winter; hauling ice from Eddington Pond; the first car in the area; the local mills; the baseball team; dances held around the area; skating and sledding; taxes;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Albert Michaud and Rita England Michaud, interviewed by Carol Nichols

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Abstract 2771 Albert Michaud and Rita England Michaud, interviewed by Carol Nichols, July 27, 1993, at their home in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. The Michauds discuss early memories of French Island; children's entertainment and games; why French Island was once called Skin Island; city dump; Shuffle Inn; softball; boxers; schools; meals; gardens; Mardi Gras and Lent; community and neighboring; Great Depression; 1936 flood; bootlegging; hunting, raising, selling, and eating...
Dates: 1959-2008

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

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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

Asa Flagg, interviewed by Rhoda Mitchell

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Abstract 0575 Asa Flagg, inteviewed by Rhoda Mitchell for FO 107, October and November 1970, Carthage, Maine. Accession includes a cassette tape with the three interviews, a paper describing the fieldwork, and transcripts of the interviews. Flagg, a retired woodsman (b. 1898), talks about lumber camps; Sunday pastimes; cooks and cookees; getting hired; oxen and horses; singing and music; log jams; sorting; yarding; skidding; sluicing; meals; ax handles; Christmas; card playing and other entertainment;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Brewer Andrews, Victor Archer, Hazel Archer, interviewed by Kathleen Church

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Abstract 0093 Brewer Andrews and Mr. Victor Archer, Mrs. Hazel Archer (Crawford, Maine), interviewed by Kathleen Church for Intro to Folklore at UMaine, May 5, 1967 and April 30, 1967 (respectively), Princeton, Maine. Accession consists of typed sheets and a tape recording containing local stories and poems. Andrews (first 3 minutes), Church’s uncle, age 52, was a potato and dairy farmer for 20 years and also a District Supervisor in the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District. Also...
Dates: 1959-2008

Charles Dowling, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1937 Charles Dowling, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, 1986, Bangor, Maine. 4 pp. Tape: 1 hr. Dowling describes his experiences on the Machias River drives and working in the woods. Also some talk of hunting and fishing. Text: 1 pp. brief index, no transcript found. Recording: T 1944 1 hour
Dates: 1959-2008

Charles Gillis, Mrs. Malcom (Elizabeth R.) Barto, Georgia Stacey, Walter Driscoll, and Rena Farnsworth, interviewed by Mary Gillis

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Abstract 0160 Charles Gillis, Mrs. Malcom (Elizabeth R.) Barto, Georgia Stacey, Walter Driscoll, and Rena Farnsworth, interviewed by Mary Gillis for CP 180, fall 1964, North Windham, East Lowell, and Lambert Lake, Maine. Paper deals with hunting stories; buried alive; anecdotes; ghosts; haunted houses; buried treasure; local stories; place names; forerunner. Text: 42 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Clark Manring, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt

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Abstract 2974 Clark Manring, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, January 1, 1964, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Manring talks about Jones Tracy, his birth, his hunting philosophy; Bible knowledge; his health and his mother’s folk medicine; sources for his stories; “regular” vs. joke stories; origin of Jones’ name; schooling; others who listened to Jones’ stories; other storytellers on Mount Desert Island; also tells stories told by and about Jones Tracy, including: rain storm stories; Frank Thompson and gun...
Dates: 1959-2008

David S. Brown, interviewed by Kenneth Whitney

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Abstract 0784 David S. Brown, interviewed by Kenneth Whitney for FO 107 , October, 1973; by Susan Tibbetts for AY 125, November, 1975, Tenant’s Harbor, Maine. Brown talks about the Pea Cove log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; his work on the boom in the summers of 1902-04 when he was 12 to 14 years old; the jobs of rafters, sorters, and runners; use of wedges to build rafts; meals; bosses; his marriage and work at Mt. Kineo; breaking up jams; daily pay; construction of boom and crib-work piers;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Don Mitchell, interviewed by Roger Mitchell

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Abstract 1202 Don Mitchell, interviewed by Roger Mitchell, his son, in 1976. Series of interviews about Mitchell senior's life and work as a woodsman and farmer formed the basis of Northeast Folklore XIX: "I'm a Man That Works." See also: NA 2008. Recording: C 0001 - C 0019 19 hours, CD 0341 - CD 0373, CD 0386 Text: 1240 pp. transcript Photos: P 5822 - P 5837, P 5858 - P 5873 C 0001 Side 1: Topics covered include a log jam breaking loose; winter shoveling while working at the Hunt Company; working at...
Dates: 1959-2008

Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache

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Abstract 0154 Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache for CP 180, Orono, Maine, April 1964. Accession includes handwritten summaries of jokes and anecdotes and an accompanying tape reel. Wilson, Hiescock, Seaha, Davenporte talks about sex jokes and lore; unusual people and events; tall tales about hunting; mention of divining rod; blood-stoppers; home remedies; a hermit; conversation about spirits; dream predictions; a ghost story; weather lore; place name...
Dates: 1959-2008

Emile Levesque, Arthur Levesque, Adrien Violette, Yvonne Violette, Roger Levesque, Matilda Levesque, and Yvette Morrissette, interviewed by Claire Violette

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Abstract 0475 Emile Levesque, Arthur Levesque, Adrien Violette, Yvonne Violette, Roger Levesque, Matilda Levesque, and Yvette Morrissette, interviewed by Claire Violette for FO 2, fall 1968,Augusta, Maine. The paper contains material in French and English, and there is an itemized table of contents and a family tree. E. and A. Levesques (collector’s uncles), Violettes (parents), R. Levesque (cousin), M. Levesque (aunt), and Morrissette (friend) tell stories in the French, many having to do with “lutins”...
Dates: 1959-2008

Faunce Bryant and Clarence Berry, interviewed by Muriel Watts

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Abstract 0418 Faunce Bryant and Clarence Berry, interviewed by Muriel Watts for CP 180, fall 1963, Crawford, Eastport, and Perry, Maine; Oak Bay, New Brunswick. Paper deals with George Magoon stories; Wilbur Day, poacher; bear stories; forerunner; haunted house; devil stories; ghost stories: headless ghost; jokes: latest Quoddy story; songs. Text: 49 pp. paper.
Dates: 1959-2008

George Bagley, interviewed by Ronald Bean

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Abstract 1077 George Bagley, interviewed by Ronald Bean, July 15, 21, and 22, 1976, at the home of Earl Grass. Text: 15 pp. detailed catalog. Recordings: T 1098 - T 1100 / CD 1038 - CD 1042. July 15, 1976 Bagley talks about jobs he held when he was young; his first job working in the woods; learning how to drive horses; the horses he owned throughout his life; where horses could be sold when they became too old; where horses were purchased; horse medicine; and hauling logs as a teamster. Text: 6 pp....
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 Great...
Dates: 1959-2008

George Scully, Susan Scully, and Gordon Winslow, interviewed by Susan Scully

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Abstract 0375 George Scully, Susan Scully, and Gordon Winslow, interviewed by Susan Scully for CP 180, November 1964. Recording features material recorded at the Scully home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (first 16:40 minutes of mfc_na0375_t0251_01 and 35:45 on in mfc_na0375_t0251_02) and the home of Gordon Winslow (who is S.S.’s stepfather; a bunch of people are also present and participate in the conversation) in Needham, Massachusetts (16:45 on in mfc_na0375_t0251_01 and first 35:40 of...
Dates: 1959-2008

Gerard Raymond, Rev. Br. Jerome Forest, Reverend Brother Lionel Morneau, Mr. Paul Gobeil, Mrs. Paul Gobeil, and others, interviewed by Richard Jacques

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Abstract 0212 Gerard Raymond, Reverend Brother Jerome Forest (Biddeford), Reverend Brother Lionel Morneau (Biddeford), Mr. Paul Gobeil, Mrs. Paul Gobeil, and others, interviewed by Richard Jacques for CP 180, November and December, 1964, Sully, Quebec; Biddeford, Saco, and Kennebunk, Maine. Raymond, Forest, Morneau, and Gobeils talk about stories and legends: the story of the Devil at a dance; a werewolf [Loup Garou]; religious stories (told by the Reverend Brothers); jokes and sex lore; the Saco River...
Dates: 1959-2008

Hallie Harriman and Charlotte Hobbs, interviewed by Patricia Chandler

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Abstract 0069 Hallie Harriman and Charlotte Hobbs, interviewed by Patricia Chandler for CP 180, fall 1964, Lovell, Maine; Newton Center and Rutland, Massachusetts. Harriman was recorded in North Lovell, Maine, December 17, 1964 (first 15 minutes of audio). Harriman (caretaker of estate called Westways on Kezar) tells local stories (a murder, a field discovered plowed following a storm, mysteries, premonitions, etc.). Also present Rodney Littlefield. Hobbs was recorded at a Ladies Club meeting in the...
Dates: 1959-2008

Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell

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Abstract 0205 Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell for CP 180, spring 1967, Wayne and Winthrop, Maine. Morse, Lovejoy, the Davenports, and Newcomb talks about background and changes in Wayne; water witching; second sight; legend of “Why There Aren’t Any Trout in Poccasset Lake”; place name lore for Bellfonda Rock, Maranacook Lake, Annabesacook Lake, Alder Hill, and Mooselookmeguntic Lake); stories about Indians; legends about...
Dates: 1959-2008

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: 1959-2008

Independent paper, by Linda Dunn

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Abstract 1275 Independent paper, by Linda Dunn for Folklore and Folklife, Brown University, 1978, Waltham and Ellsworth, Maine. 29 pp. ms. Paper on poaching as a way of life and illegal game hunting. Text: 29 pp. paper.
Dates: 1959-2008

J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1038 J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 25, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Comins talks about living in the same house he was born in; being a tree farmer; owning a dairy farm; his family history; serving three terms in the State Legislature; attending the school in East Eddington; driving the school team while in high school; how much of the food he ate was raised by his family; Thursday, market day; hunting; how they kept the meat; The Young Ladies Sociable; putting...
Dates: 1959-2008

Jessie Maddan, interviewed by Madeline Gifford

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Abstract 0690 Jessie Maddan, interviewed by Madeline Gifford for FO 2, spring 1972, Cardville, Maine. Maddan, age 86, talks about her childhood in Cardville: family life, school, social activities, description of one of earliest houses; her married life; illness and death of father and husbands; operating sporting camps; trapping game. Also included: sketch of the town of Cardville. Text: 116 pp. transcript with brief catalog. Recording: T 0401 - T 0403 2 1/2 hours
Dates: 1959-2008

Jim Connors, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison

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Abstract 2892 Jim Connors, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison, circa 1971-1972. Connors, of St. Francis and Allagash, talks about hunting and fishing along the St. John River Valley; a poetry reading of “The Bells of St. Michele” by Drummond and “Spring Riches” by Catherine Shelley; growing up in Allagash and St. Francis; family background; pine lumbering and logging days; and present-day logging practices. Text: 1 pp. brief index. Recording: mfc_na2892_c0103_01, mfc_na2892_c0103_02 27 minutes
Dates: 1959-2008

Kathleen M. Clark, interviewed by Clifford R. Murphy

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Abstract NA3375 Kathleen M. Clark, interviewed by Clifford R. Murphy, June 1, 2005 at her home in St. Albans, Maine. Kathleen is the widow of country music star Yodelin’ Slim Clark and used to perform with him as “Dr. Kathy.” Clark talks about Slim: meeting him; what he was like; his love of painting, camping, hunting, fishing and performing songs; recording music; working with WABI radio and television; performing in New England; bluegrass festivals; his son Wilf; how his heart surgery affected him;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Lawrie Holmes, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt

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Abstract 2971 Lawrie Holmes, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, October 19, 1963, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Holmes tells a variety of stories about Jones Tracy, including squash seeds big as snowshoes; Jones shoots deer around curve of mountain by bending rifle barrel; mosquitoes and the kettle. Also talks about muzzle loaders and hunting deer on Mount Desert Island; book on folk medicine; Ben Bordeaux’s origin; and poaching. One of a series of interviews conducted by Richard Lunt in 1963 and 1964 which...
Dates: 1959-2008

Leighton Jackson, George Erswell Sr., and George Erswell Jr., interviewed by Elisabeth Erswell

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Abstract 0122 Leighton Jackson, George Erswell Sr., and George Erswell Jr., interviewed by Elizabeth Erswell for CP 180, fall 1964, Brunswick, Maine. Jackson and the Erswells talk about tall tales; jokes; stories about hunting, fishing, and working in the lumber woods. Text: 11 pp. catalog. Recording: T 0227, PM 0022 1 hour
Dates: 1959-2008

Norman Nash, interviewed by Jeffrey "Smokey" McKeen

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Abstract 2209 Norman Nash, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen for AY 125, December 9, 1991, Montville, Maine. Nash tells of the Frye Mountain community in the early-to-mid 1900s; problems getting supplies during a particularly harsh winter prior to WWI; problems plowing; selling the land to the federal government during the Great Depression; mail delivery; state attempts to scatter deer population; burning of the farm buildings; theft of belongings stored in the family home after the sale; necessity...
Dates: 1959-2008

Philip Armstrong, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1925 Philip Armstrong, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 23, 1986, Calais, Maine. Armstrong describes working in the woods and river drives along the Machias; driving skid-team; filing saws; trigging in order to pile logs; moving logs on lakes with a capstan; building a tennis court; risks of river-driving; sleeping arrangements during a river drive; city camps (depot camps); and hunting stories. Text: 39 pp. transcript Recording: C 0245 – C 0246 1 hour 10 mins
Dates: 1959-2008

Robert Lindsay Smallidge, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt

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Abstract 2970 Robert Lindsay Smallidge, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, September 28, 1963, at Smallidge’s home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Smallidge talks about Sally Somers, her background and powers; Sally’s marriage; Sally’s familiar (a cat); first settlers on Fernald’s point; Jones Tracy’s dance hall; stories about Jones Tracy, including story about the porgy kettle and the mosquitoes; various hunting stories; making wooden decoys; discusses John Brown stories and tells two, which he says...
Dates: 1959-2008