Sandy Stream Song

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you river drivers... listen unto me... Of the hardships that we underwent... to drive on Sandy Stream." Setting out, the loggers have a fight with an innkeeper. Fire destroys the camp; the loggers, guided by the owner, struggle home through snow
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Lewiston Journal, according to Gray)
KEYWORDS: logger disaster fire hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gray, pp. 31-36, "Sandy Stream Song" (1 text)
NOTES: Gray's notes give a detailed description, supported by a newspaper account and map, of the events of this song. Strangely, however, he was unable to determine the exact date (he thinks the disaster of the Reed family's Sandy Stream operation began in 1874 and lasted three years). - RBW
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File: Gray031

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