Interview with Mel Ames
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Occupation/ Work History
Farmer and independent logger
Mill or Principal Employer
Ames Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry, logging industry
Discussed his life as a logger and trained forester. He is a longtime proponent of sustainable harvesting methods since being trained as a forester in the 1940s. Became a leader of the MWA just before the 1975 statewide strike by logging contractors. He became President of the MWA in its last years (1978-early 1980s) and he wrote the state MWA newsletter
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Mel Ames, interview by Michael Hillard, July, 2004, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine
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