Interview with Mel Ames
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Born in 1928, 75 years old at time of interview
Farmer and independent logger
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Ames Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry, logging industry
Ames discusses 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. Ames 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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Hillard, Michael G. PhD, "Interview with Mel Ames" (2004). Maine Woodman’s Association Strike of 1975. 17.