Harvey Gurney first became a member of the Grange in 1934, and was still an active member nearly six decades later when he was interviewed as part of the Traditional Music of Maine Series. He was a professional auctioneer, trained at Granger’s Auction School (no relation to the Patrons of Husbandry, also known as the Grange) in Thompson, CT in 1952. Mr. Gurney, along with many long-time Grange members around Maine, provided a wealth of historical information about the Grange in Maine. He also sang several songs that he performed at Grange meetings.
Grange, "The Little Mohea", Traditional Music of Maine Series, singer, auctioneer, Jeff McKeen
Folklore | Oral History
Gurney, Harvey, "Harvey Gurney" (2012). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 16.