Interview with Larry Palmer
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Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Disc 1 1:20:58, Disc 2 1:20:58, Disc 3 1:21:02
Born approximately December 28, 1937; age sixty-six at time of interview
Occupation/ Work History
Mr. Palmer worked most of his life as logger/woodcutter, most likely from the late 1950s until around 2000. He also spent 8 years in Connecticut working as a blue collar employee at a tire factory.
Mill or Principal Employer
Logging contractor Carroll Gerow of Patton Maine
Aroostook County industrial forestland
Palmer was an important participant in the Maine Woodmen's Association (MWA) statewide strike of 1975. His close friend Wayne Birmingham was President of the MWA. The interview includes an account of the strike, descriptions of logging work, and the fall out of the strike and MWA's activities during its ensuing existence as a small organization that survived the strike's defeat.
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Interview with Larry Palmer by Michael Hillard, August 10, 2004, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine.