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Canoes and canoeing

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Coffin, interviewed by Harriet Tilley

Abstract 0880 Alice Coffin, interviewed by Harriet Tilley, October 29, 1974, Bangor, Maine. Coffin discusses her life in northern Maine; her father’s canoe-making; working at Passadumkeag Kindling Wood Factory circa 1900; Passadumkeag in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the Grange as a social center; traditional medicine; doctors and home visits; celebration of various holidays; when she heard President McKinley was assassinated; the Great Depression as easier for those who had...
Dates: 1974-1980

David Priest, interviewed by William Warner

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

Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler

Abstract 0090 Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler, 1964, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. Independent collection of folklore material, contributed to the Archives. Includes: Penobscot tales of creation of man, Screeching Swamp Woman, Chief Joseph Orono, and how the Indian got tobacco; descriptions of old Indian life (hunting, fishing, how to make birch bark canoes). Text: 50 pp. total. Recording: mfc_na0090_t0224_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0225_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0226_01 239 minutes. ...
Dates: 1959-2008