Donald McLellan, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, May 22, 1986, in South Princeton, Maine

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NA 1929 (local)
May 22 1986 (Date created)

McLellan talks about working in the Machias Region woods as an independent operator; use of trucks 1946-47; pay rates in the mid-late 1940s; how he worked as an independent operator; hauling logs; accidents in the woods; his cutting arrangements; dishonesty in scaling; pay in the mid-1930s; making homemade snowshoes out of barrel staves; spring poles; where he sold his lumber; introduction of chain saws in the early 1950s; road maintenance; and twitching/skidding lumber. Includes two articles written by McLellan for the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society newsletter, one sketched and one printed map of Pocomoonshine Lake. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Donald McLellan (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))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Entertainment and recreation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Transportation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Wages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging accidents (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log Scaling (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
World War II (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
circa 1890 - 1978
Geographic Coverage
Pocomoonshine Lake (Geonames)
Princeton, Maine (Geonames)
South Princeton, Maine (Geonames)
Allen Stream (Geonames)
Woodland, Maine (Geonames)
Alexander, Maine (Geonames)
Mohannes, New Brunswick (Geonames)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick (Geonames)
Milltown, Maine (Geonames)
Quoddy, Maine (Geonames)
Plantation 21 (Local)
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Topsfield, Maine (Geonames)
Waite, Maine (Geonames)
Grand Lake Stream (Geonames)
Philippines (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Donald McLellan (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1929