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People - Omer McKenna, Singer

Omer McKenna, 72 years old at time of this interview, was a native of Waterford, Prince Edward Island. He moved to Rumford in 1910 at the age of 17. In Maine, he worked in the woods, in a mill, and even went out west twice to work the harvest. In addition to singing songs written by others, McKenna wrote poems and songs of his own.

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Orono, Maine 04469-5773
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