Richard Gaddis, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, March 10, 1986, in East Machias, Maine.

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NA 1907 (local)
March 10 1986 (Date created)

Gaddis discusses working along the Machias River, particularly with his family lumbering and blueberry business; log driving; explanation of photographs and documents; wages in the 1930s; use of housing on horses; logging season dictated by need for frozen lakes and ground; construction of woods camps; use of both horses and tractors; sizes of wood desired; company supplying horses and tools; care for injuries; tricks to avoid logjams; WWII service; combining lumber and blueberries for full-time work; and a typical day cutting trees after and before WWII. Includes photocopies of documents including logging agreement; account books for Gaddis camps 1920-1940 and some records from 1940s and 1950s; daybook from 1906-1908; Machias Log Driving Co. ledger for 1853 and 1855; and Pope Harris & Co. ledgers from 1890s. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Richard Gaddis (interviewee), Edward D Ives (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Second World War (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Marines (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Blueberries (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Sawmills (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
General stores (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poaching (crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Occupational Folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Great Depression, 1929 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
1853 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
East Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
Northfield, Maine (Geonames)
Newfoundland (Geonames)
Guam (Geonames)
East Machias River (Geonames)
West Branch Machias River (Geonames)
Waterville, Maine (Geonames)
Township 18, Maine (Local)
Related Entities:
Richard Gaddis (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
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