Ralph Thornton interviewed by Wayne Bean (FO 107) Fall 1972, Topsfield, Maine

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NA 0717 (local)
Alternate Title
Bean, Wayne. (FO 107) Fall 1972. Maine: Topsfield. (Alternative Title)
September 1972 (Inclusive dates)
April 1973 (Inclusive dates)

Series of interviews with Ralph Thornton, 87, about local history of Topsfield, woods work and river work, songs, stories; brief biographical sketch of Thornton.

Creator and/or Contributor
Ralph Thornton (interviewee), Wayne Bean (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Families (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
World War I, 1914-1918 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Traditional music (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Horses (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hopsitals (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Wages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Elementary schools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log driving--Maine (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cars (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Towns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Firefighting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Haying (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Veterans (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Women's Suffrage Movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Elections (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Dance (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Entertainment and recreation (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Alcoholic beverages (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging songs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Saunas (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Immigrants (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Groundhog day (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Occupational folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Home remedies (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Illness (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Storytelling (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
woodworking (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Mills (buildings) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Labor movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hunting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
World War II, 1939-1945 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Dowsing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cultural change (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Natural disasters (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Fraternal organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1880 - 1973
Geographic Coverage
Topsfield, Maine (Geonames)
Danforth, Maine (Geonames)
Talmadge, Maine (Geonames)
Medfield, Massachusetts (Geonames)
Loon Bay, Maine (Geonames)
Augusta, Maine (Geonames)
Dog Brook, Washington County, Maine (Geonames)
Farrow Mountain, Maine (Geonames)
Lambert Lake, Maine (Geonames)
Ludlow, New Brunswick (Geonames)
Princeton, Maine (Geonames)
Grand Lake Stream, Maine (Geonames)
Sysladobsis Lake, Maine (Geonames)
Baskahegan Lake (Geonames)
Hot Brook, Washington County, Maine (Geonames)
Tomah Lake (Geonames)
Musquash Lakes, Maine (Geonames)
Forest City, Maine (Geonames)
Bear Mountain, Washington County, Maine (Geonames)
Wytopitlock, Maine (Geonames)
Flood Lake, Maine (Geonames)
Brookton, Maine (Geonames)
Carroll, Maine (Geonames)
Kennebec Island (Local)
Related Entities:
Ralph Thornton (interviewee)
Wayne Bean (interviewer)
Related Objects
Ralph Thornton, working as a cook in a camp in Princeton, Maine, circa 1944.