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Catalog Number 1995.033.0008
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Interview with Jim Pomeroy

Jim Pomeroy began to speak. He spoke about Dave Jones at Sheldon Quarry, 1st in AM, put on little railcars, then punched slate, taken to wood switch near Raceville, 20 sq. truck load, 5 loads per dy. Owen W. Owens drove the truck, took a trip to NY city to see splitting machine, Cadillac hotal-15 mph, no lights.
Machine behind Barnards store, cut blocks.
1st job was at Sheldon Slate, spoke of Owen, Thomas and Owen Pritchard, life style, at 6:30 got a ride on Co. truck, eventually drove the truck in slow times. Small Owens "best worked I ever saw" Could do everything, pay was $30 per week.Also spoke of pit being the most dangerous but liked it best, became good packe, 80 sq. per day with helper, and did 50 sq. alone.
Ciccarelli was the best packer at Fred sheldon slate.
Owen roberts
Jimmy Visconti was my helper, Henry dole was th best puncher I ever saw, could do 20 sq. per night ($10 per square)

Creator Bob Bascom
Title Bob Bascom Interviews- Audio tapes