Harry Harold Dyer, interviewed by Jeanne Milton, April 1, 1970, Caribou, Maine.

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NA 0568 (local)
April 1 1970 (Date created)

Dyer, retired lumberman, his life as recorded and written by his granddaughter, discusses woods work in the early twentieth century; working for the Fraser Lumber Company; description of a lumber camp; walking to work; progression of the cutting; ice carts to ice roads; his responsibilities at age 14; hauling yards; labor-saving techniques; making a gum book; salt pork for lunch; sings “Johnny Doyle” and “The Bloody Waterloo;” and plays harmonica and trots the feet, “Devil’s Dream,” “Money Musk,” “Casey Jones,” and “Yankee Doodle.”

Creator and/or Contributor
Harry Harold Dyer (creator), Jeanne Milton (creator)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Traditional music (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Family histories (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
World War I (1914-1918) (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cultural groups (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Holidays (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Entertainment and recreation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging songs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1908 - 1964
Geographic Coverage
Caribou, Maine (Geonames)
Tobique River, New Brunswick (Local)
Beechwood, New Brunswick (Local)
Van Buren, Maine (Geonames)
Woodland, Maine (Geonames)
Gulquac Deadwater (Local)
Related Entities:
Harry Harold Dyer (creator)
Jeanne Milton (creator)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 0568