Denby Larrabee and Geneva Larrabee, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen, October 28, 1991, in Knox, Maine.

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NA 2205 (local)
October 28 1991 (Date created)

The Larrabees discuss the Frye Mountain community in the 1930s – 1950s; land purchases on the mountain by the government during the Great Depression; resistance of the local farmers to selling; problems with mountain roads; burning of farm buildings; dairy farming; unsuitability of roads for automobiles; lumbering in the 1950s; disagreement with how the land is currently used; and how loss of services forced remaining owners to sell to the government.

Creator and/or Contributor
Denby Larrabee (interviewee), Geneva Larrabee (interviewee), Jeff "Smokey" McKeen (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Farms (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Communities (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Conservation lands (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nature conservation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hunting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Deserted towns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
New Deal, 1933-1939 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Rural roads (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Land use (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Controlled burns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Municipal services (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
1928 - 1991
Geographic Coverage
Saint George Lake, Maine (Geonames)
Frye Mountain, Maine (Geonames)
Montville, Maine (Geonames)
Knox, Maine (Geonames)
Morrill, Maine (Geonames)
Halldale, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Denby Larrabee (interviewee)
Geneva Larrabee (interviewee)
Jeff "Smokey" McKeen (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 2205