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Sanford Kelley

In this interview of Sanford Kelly, by Galen Koch, he recalls his early youth in the Jonesport area during the Depression and World Wars. He shares memorable events of his life through his time in the army (in Italy) and a few years in college in Maine afterward. Kelley worked in California and Connecticut as an engineer and such before returning to Maine later in his life to work in the peat bog and blueberry business. He describes the changes in the blueberry industry throughout his life.






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Suggested citation: Kelley, Sanford, The First Coast 2018 Oral History Interview, (November 2nd, 2018), by Galen Koch, 30 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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