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.
Bucksport, Hancock County, inns, taverns, historic buildings, downtown, U. S. Presidents, Maine
History | Radio
Length of Audio Recording
WLBZ Radio, (November 19 1954) "Interview with Rufus Googins, Proprietor of the Jed Prouty Tavern in Bucksport". WLBZ Radio Station Records. MS 608. Tape 12. Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine.