Roger Mailhot Interview
Roger Mailhot (b. Lewiston, 1934) inherited Mailhot's Sausage Company from his father, Robert. Roger's grandfather, Eugene William "Willie" Mailhot began the business in 1910, having gotten his culinary experience working for Philippe Dupont in the Dupont Bakery in Auburn. Mailhot's Sausage continues to be well-known for traditional Franco-American meat products - boudin (blood sausage) and cretons (pork spread). In this interview, recorded April 22, 1994, Roger Mailhot talks to Don Dufour about his family business; its origins, his role at the company, and what he says for its future.
In the photograph: Mailhot Family, 1913. From left: Robert (Roger's Father); Eugene "Willie" (Roger's Grandfather); Odile (née Morris); Germaine and Varna.
New Auburn, Maine
Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.