Maurice Berry, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, March 11, 1986, East Machias, Maine.

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NA 1909 (local)
March 11 1986 (Date created)

Berry talks about his experiences working in the woods along the Machias River; his father’s cork boots; use of water carts to keep roads iced; stories of Wilbur Day; description of a staddle of hay; woods camp recreation; peeling hemlock; working the water cart; skidding roads; pisaghees and Johnny-jump-ups; how Blasphemy Swamp got its name; and stories about George Magoon. Also included: collection of Berry’s “I Remember, I Remember” columns from the Machias Valley News and Observer, 1985. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Maurice Berry (interviewee), Edward D Ives (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Occupational folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
World War II (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Poaching (crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Local Legends (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging songs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging Accidents (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Games (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hunting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Prohibition (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Temporal Coverage
circa 1880 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
East Machias River (Geonames)
West Branch Machias River (Geonames)
Penobscot River (Geonames)
Kennebec River (Geonames)
St. Croix River (Geonames)
Chase Mills, Maine (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
Detroit, Michigan (Geonames)
Bangor, Maine (Geonames)
Wesley, Maine (Geonames)
Northfield, Maine (Geonames)
Crawford, Maine (Geonames)
East Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Maurice Berry (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1909