Norman Nash, interviewed by Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen for AY 125, December 9, 1991, Montville, Maine.

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NA 2209 (local)
December 9 1991 (Date created)

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theft of belongings stored in the family home after the sale; necessity of selling once neighbors had sold as road no longer maintained; raccoon hunting; anecdotes from life on Frye Mountain; and the prevalence of game poaching. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Norman Nash (interviewee), Jeff "Smokey" McKeen (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Communities (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural roads (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Controlled burns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poaching (Crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Deserted towns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Mail (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Federal government (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Wildlife conservation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Theft (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hunting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
General stores (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Local character legends (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Farmhouses (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Alcoholic beverages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1900 - 1940
Geographic Coverage
Frye Mountain, Maine (Geonames)
Montville, Maine (Geonames)
Thorndike, Maine (Geonames)
Morrill, Maine (Geonames)
Freedom, Maine (Geonames)
Spears Mountain, Maine (Geonames)
Belfast, Maine (Geonames)
Massachusetts, United States (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Norman Nash (interviewee)
Jeff "Smokey" McKeen (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 2209