Glenn Dewitt, interviewed by James Moreira, September 22, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3069 (local)
September 22 2002 (Date created)

 Dewitt speaks about his involvement with MOFGA; moving from West Pennsylvania to Dresden, Maine; his career in the Navy; his uncle’s pig farm in Pennsylvania; working at the Bath shipyard; raising rare breed and meat chickens naturally; naturally versus unnaturally raised livestock; free-ranging versus caging practices; his involvement with the Common Ground Fair; working as an associate livestock director for Kathy Reynolds; his interest in antique tractors; operating the antique tractor shuttle at the Common Ground Fair; antique tractors he owns, including John Deeres, McCormicks, and Olivers; using biodiesel versus regular diesel; differences in machine operation when using biodiesel; new technologies; old lead lubricant fuel; NOS; repair parts; recovering old tractors; restoration of antique tractors; the Old Windsor Fair; mule and donkey teams versus horse teams; mule farmers Bob Crichton of Berwick and Neils Sabatine of Whitefield; the value of the MOFGA fair; future changes Dewitt would like to see to the fair; his participation in the Farmington summer festival featuring antique tractors and machines; the dangers involved with antique machinery operation; and old versus new technologies. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Glenn DeWitt (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Navies (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic Farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Shipbuilding (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Livestock (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Antique shows (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Tractors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Culture change (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Livestock exhibitions (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Restoration (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1945 - 2002
Geographic Coverage
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Dresden, Maine (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Farmington, Maine (Geonames)
DuBois, Pennsylvania (Geonames)
New Paris, Indiana (Geonames)
Bath, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Glenn DeWitt (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Cathy Reynolds (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3069