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Featured Interviews on "A Part of the Main"

Richard Judd     Richard Judd is Associate Professor of History, University of Maine. He is the author of Aroostook: A Century of Logging in Northern Maine and the editor of the Maine Historical Society Quarterly. His Ph.D. is from the University of California at Irvine.

Wayne & Shan Snell     Wayne & Shan Snell are the owners of Wilson's on Moosehead in Greenville, Maine. Wilson's started in 1865 and is the oldest continuously running sporting camp on Moosehead Lake - and one of the oldest in Maine. The Snell's have owned the camps since 1983.

Matt Libby

    Matt Libby is the most recent generation to run Libby Camps in Ashland, Maine. The Libby family came to Maine from England in the 1660's and were original settlers of Oxbow. Around 1885 they started Libby Hotel and, in the 1890's went into the sporting camp business.

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