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Bill Mincher interviews Rufus Googins, at the time proprietor of the Jed Prouty Tavern in Bucksport, Maine. They discuss the aspects of the tavern that have hardly changed since the early 1800s, the historic role of the tavern keeper as interacting with the guests, the fact that Mr. Googins had decided to donate the property across the street to the city for a park, and that an article would also appear about Googins and other Bucksport "characters" in the upcoming January issue of DownEast Magazine. Recorded November 19, 1954.

Publication Date

11-19-1954

Keywords

Bucksport, Hancock County, inns, taverns, historic buildings, downtown, U. S. Presidents, Maine

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History | Radio

Collection Number

MS 608

Recording Number

Tape 12

Length of Audio Recording

15:50

Interview with Rufus Googins, Proprietor of the Jed Prouty Tavern in Bucksport

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