Mariah Pfeiffer

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Oral History

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Margaret Guild was born in 1929 and grew up in her family home in Livermore Falls, with her grandparents, parents, sister, and brother. Her father worked briefly for Livermore Fall’s paper mill, but made a living as a butcher. Guild married when she was eighteen. Her husband worked in the paper mill until retiring in 1987. Guild lived through two floods and two strikes in Livermore Falls.

Scope and Content Note

This interview covers information about Guild’s family: their biographical details and their relationships; poverty; Guild’s relationship to the Androscoggin River and tributaries: the floods of 1936 and 1987, playing in streams and ponds, water quality, and her impetigo infection; her experience in school; downtown Livermore; strikes at the International Paper Company mill; riverfront property development; and railroad tracks: playing on them and visits from tramps.

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Copyright Bates College. This transcript is provided for individual Research Purposes Only; for all other uses, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240-6018.