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People - Lindsey Smallidge, Storyteller

Robert Lindsey Smallidge was an important source for Richard Lunt’s research on Jones Tracy, a tall-tale teller from MDI, published as volume ten of Northeast Folklore in 1968. Smallidge was a skilled craftsman, and his favorite hobby was the making of half-round ship models. As of the 1963 interview with Lunt, Smallidge had run a dry cleaning business in Northeast Harbor for over forty years. He also worked as a ship carpenter at times. He never knew Jones Tracy, but heard stories from his mother.


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