Walter Scott, interviewed by Christine Gordon, August 12, 1976, at Scott’s home in Winn, Maine.

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NA 1104 (local)
August 12 1976 (Date created)

Scott, age 84, talks about river driving on the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot Rivers beginning around 1908; booming operations; anecdotes of woods work and lumber camp life; reference to gum books; “rips” (rough water and rocks) called the “Slewgundy Heaters;” Skaterrack Boom; Molunkus Brook; “sleepers” (sunken cedar logs used for railroad ties?); a suicide; river driver grave sites; the Rice Farm; French singers; Russell Stream; riding logs; Fay and Ascha Gordon (stole a violin from a burned schoolhouse); Penobscot County boundary dispute; Sunken Bridge; canp dogs; camp food; wages; Indian stories; Indian burials of disease (Diptheria) victims; bean hole beans; a woman camp cook, etc. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Walter Scott (interviewee), Christine Gordon (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Dance (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Suicide (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Wild animals (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Traditional music (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Logging (forestry) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Storytelling (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Fishing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Wild foods (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
after 1908
Geographic Coverage
Winn, Maine (Geonames)
Mattawamkeag River (Geonames)
Moro, Maine (Geonames)
Hastings Brook, Maine (Geonames)
Lincoln, Maine (Geonames)
Greenbush, Maine (Geonames)
East Branch Penobscot River (Geonames)
Grindstone, Maine (Geonames)
Molunkus Stream, Maine (Geonames)
Ambajejus lake (Geonames)
Chamberlain Lake (Geonames)
Russell Stream, Piscataquis County, Maine (Geonames)
Elm Stream, Maine (Geonames)
New Brunswick (Geonames)
West Branch Penobscot River (Geonames)
Webb Hill, Maine (Geonames)
Island Falls, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Walter Scott (interviewee)
Christine Gordon (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1104