Asa Flagg, inteviewed by Rhoda Mitchell for FO 107, October & November 1970, Carthage, Maine.

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NA 0575 (local)
October 31 1970 (Date created)
November 14 1970 (Date created)
November 18 1970 (Date created)

Flagg, a retired woodsman (b. 1898), talks about lumber camps; Sunday pastimes; cooks and cookees; getting hired; oxen and horses; singing and music; log jams; sorting; yarding; skidding; sluicing; meals; ax handles; Christmas; card playing and other entertainment; weather and frostbite; outhouses; the dingle; getting paid; camp facilities; hunting; nicknames; fighting; transportation; tools; the wangan; teams and teamsters; sleds and harnesses; swampers; marking logs; scalers and scaling; blacksmiths; scraping roads; conditions; fiddling; dancing; and sings “Guy Reed,” “Floyd Collins” and “Lumberman’s Alphabet.”

Creator and/or Contributor
Asa Flagg (interviewee), Rhoda Mitchell (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Occupational clothing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Entertainment and recreation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging songs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Storytelling (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Work animals (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Wages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Traditional music (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Clogging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Holidays (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Occupational culture (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cultural groups (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1913 - 1970
Geographic Coverage
Weld, Maine (Geonames)
Carthage, Maine (Geonames)
Kingfield, Maine (Geonames)
Hartford, Maine (Geonames)
Rumford, Maine (Geonames)
Canton, Maine (Geonames)
Round Mountain, Franklin County, Maine (Geonames)
Rangeley, Maine (Geonames)
Ginny Pond (Local)
Oxford, Maine (Geonames)
Androscoggin River (Geonames)
Livermore, Maine (Geonames)
Riley Township, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Asa Flagg (interviewee)
Rhoda Mitchell (interviewer)
Related Objects
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