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Collections - MF 010 Cowing’s Tavern Collection

Number of Interviews: 3
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1976
Time period covered: 1900-1950
Principal interviewers: Linda Madden
Finding Aides: brief indexes and partial transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: The collection consists of three interviews about the history of Cowing’s Tavern in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Also discussed are the 1901 and 1947 fires; 1936 flood; Saturday night dances; brickyards; portable saw mills; ice-making; horse racing on ice; log floating; sleigh bells; snow rollers; and steam fire engines.

1066 Madden, Linda. Summer 1976. Maine: Lisbon Falls. 33 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Walton Smith about the 1901 fire, Cowings Tavern, industries, brickyards, portable saw mills, old and new homes in Lisbon Falls. CETA Project. T1076 – T1078

1067 Madden, Linda. Summer 1976. Maine: Lisbon Falls. 31 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Leon Bard about Cowing’s Tavern burning, horses, ice-making, horse racing on ice, log floating, snow rollers, sleigh bells, 1936 flood, 1947 fire, Saturday night dances. CETA Project. T1079 – T1080

1068 Madden, Linda. Summer 1976. Maine: Lisbon Falls. 6 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Geraldine Hale about Cowing’s Tavern, trains, Worumbo, saw mills, 1936 flood, snow roller, steam fire-engine. Booklet, “We Remember Lisbon Falls.” CETA Project. T1081


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