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Allard, John , b. Brunswick, ME, 1951
Clark Shoe, Lown Shoe, Eastman Leather, Falcon Shoe - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 6/19/2009


Belanger, Lucy , b. , Canada, 1930
Rangely Heel - 20 years
Lown Shoe - 5 years
Panther Moccasin - 5 years
Dori Shoe - 18 years
Interview conducted on 10/10/2008


Brown née Bazinet, Lorraine , b. Auburn, ME, 1933
Koss Shoe, Hammon Shoe, Eastland Shoe, L.L.Bean, Knapp Shoe, Falcon Shoe: 50+ years
Interview conducted on 1/22/2010


Charest, Bernard (Barney) G, b. Lewiston, ME, 1946 - 2007
Handsewer
Downeast Casual Footwear, Commonwealth Shoe, Cole Haan
Interview conducted on 4/4/2007


Charpentier née Blais, Dorothy , b. Lewiston, ME, 1925
Clark Shoe, Lown Shoe, Crest Shoe, Dori Shoe - 45+ years
Interview conducted on 1/17/2009


Cody née Sirois, Valencia L, b. Lewiston, ME, 1920
Clark Shoe - 40 years
Gardiner Shoe - 1 year
Falcon Shoe - 5 years
Interview conducted on 1/17/2009


Cote, Maurice (Moe) , b. Lewiston, ME, 1950
Owner
Pamco - 46 years
Interview conducted on 4/23/2010


Courtemanche, Richard (Dick) , b. Lewiston, ME, 1945
Handsewer
Bostonian Shoe, Billen Shoe, Sebago Moc, L.L. Bean, Commonwealth Shoe
Interview conducted on 5/9/2008


Daigle, Larry J, b. Lewiston, ME, 1943
Handsewer
Belmont Shoe, L.L. Bean, Sebago Moc, Taylor Shoe, Commonwealth Shoe, Billen Shoe - 48 years
Interview conducted on 1/17/2009


Daigle, Vernon R, b. Fort Kent, ME, 1936
Handsewer
Koss Shoe, Billen Shoe, Belmont Shoe, Maine Shoe, Cole Haan, Jean's Shoe
Interview conducted on 4/10/2009


Demers, Norman (Norm) R, b. Providence, RI, 1927
Lombard & Watson - 2 ½ years
Belle Moc - 7 years
Owner, Demers Leather - 15 years
Interview conducted on 1/17/2009


Drouin, Hermance (Penny) , b. Lewiston, ME, 1922
Knapp Shoe - 30 years
Interview conducted on 4/2/2008


Duchette, Conrad , b. Lewiston, ME, 1951
Billen Shoe, Hanna Dori, L-A Heel - a few years
Falcon Shoe - 40 years
Interview conducted on 1/29/2010


Dutil, Betty Ann , b. Pittsfield, MA, 1940
Shapiro Brothers, Songo, Belle Moc, Knapp Shoe, Supreme Slipper, Falcon Shoe, Nike
Interview conducted on 5/9/2008


Farnum, Roger , b. Lewiston, ME, 1933
Fitch Brothers Lace Company, Cushman Shoe, Air Tred Shoes, Compo Shoe Machinery, United Shoe, Bigsby - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 1/23/2009


Feinstein, Jerome , b. Boston, MA, 1915 - 2010
Koss Shoe, Longwood Shoe Company
Interview conducted on 7/29/2009


Gould, Jr., Ralph A, b. Haverhill, MA, 1923
Gould and Scammon - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 4/30/2010


Hanley, Bruce , b. Lynn, MA,
Co-Owner, Falcon Shoe - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 12/12/2006


Hanley, Neil S, b. Norway, ME, 1966
Co-Owner, Falcon Shoe - 27 years
Interview conducted on 1/22/2010


Harvey née Noel, Irene C, b. Lewiston, ME, 1944
Lown Shoe, Shapiro Brothers, Clark Shoe, Falcon Shoe - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 11/20/2009


Hynes née Trembly, Laurianne , b. Lewiston, ME, 1933
Lombard & Watson, Panther Moccasin, Shapiro Brothers - a few years
Dori Shoe - 18 years
Interview conducted on 7/24/2009


Johanson, Theodore (Ted) C, b. Lynn, MA,
Co-Owner, Falcon Shoe - 37 years
Interview conducted on 11/27/2006


Koss, Edward (Eddie) L, b. Lewiston, ME, 1933
Koss ShoeInterview conducted on 4/23/2010


Koss, Herbert (Herb) , b. Lewiston, ME, 1935
Owner, Koss Shoe - 12 years
Interview conducted on 10/28/2009


Labbe, Richard A, b. Lewiston, ME, 1937
Koss Shoe, Wood & Smith, Beckerman Shoe, Belgrade Shoe, Commonwealth Shoe
Interview conducted on 3/12/2008


Landry, Roland F, b. Lewiston, ME, 1959
Co-Owner, Falcon Shoe - 33 years
Interview conducted on 1/15/2010


LeClair, Rolande , b. Lewiston, ME, 1932
Wood & Smith - 4 years
Interview conducted on 4/2/2008


LeClair, Normand J, b. Lewiston, ME, 1935
Belle Moc - 3 years
Clark Shoe - 20 years
Interview conducted on 4/2/2008


Madore née Bilodeau, Irene Y, b. Lewiston, ME, 1923
Maine Shoe, Clark Shoe, Belgrade Shoe, Falcon Shoe - 39 years
Interview conducted on 9/5/2008


Martel, Roland O, b. Lewiston, ME, 1930
Shapiro Brothers - 20 years
Interview conducted on 10/21/2009


Mathieu, Bertrand (Bert) D, b. Lewiston, ME, 1922
Venus Shoe, Lown Shoe - several years
Compo Shoe Machinery - 42 years
Interview conducted on 1/17/2009


Morin née Pelletier, Rita , b. Lewiston, ME, 1919
Clark Shoe - 8 years
Knapp Shoe - 20 years
Interview conducted on 1/23/2009


Nadeau, Roger U, b. Lewiston, ME, 1941
Weymouth Shoe, Belle Moc, Crest Shoe, Panther Shoe, Air Tred Shoes, Wood & Smith, Lown Shoe, Clark Shoe, Shapiro Brothers - 12 years
Falcon Shoe - 30 years
Interview conducted on 9/10/2008


Nelson, David R, b. Lewiston, ME, 1937
Owner, Androscoggin Die Company - 21 years
Interview conducted on 4/16/2010


Pelchat, Bertrand , b. Lewiston, ME, 1933
Belgrade Shoe, Belle Moc, Billen Shoe, Quoddy Moc, Richard Shoe, Plymouth Shoe - 55 years
Interview conducted on 2/6/2009


Pelletier, Roland , b. , ,
Crossman Shoe, Edmond Shoe, Winn Smith, Belmont Shoe
Interview conducted on 11/19/2008


Pelletier née Mercier, Lorette , b. Spring Hill, Canada, 1941
Wood & Smith, Falcon Shoe - 43 years
Interview conducted on 11/19/2008


Poliquin, Charles , b. Lewiston, ME, 1948
Lown Shoe, Dori Shoe, Bel Moc, Falcon Shoe - 45 years
Interview conducted on 9/3/2010


Poulin, Richard (Jerry) , b. Lewiston, ME, 1937
Koss Shoe - 21 years
Interview conducted on 4/2/2010


Poulin née Mercier, Madeleine , b. Lac McKinsick, Canada, 1940
Wood & Smith, Clark Shoe, Billen Shoe, Androscoggin Shoe, Downeast Shoe, Falcon Shoe - 37 years
Interview conducted on 11/19/2008


Pride, Dana E, b. Lewiston, ME, 1970
Handsewer
Downeast Casual Footwear, Allen-Edmond
Interview conducted on 5/29/2009


Quinn, David K, b. Springfield, MA, 1948
Acorn Shoe - 30+ years
Interview conducted on 4/20/2010


Rancourt, Michael , b. Lewiston, ME, 1954
Downeast Casual Footwear - 5 years
Cole Haan - 5 years
Maine Shoe, Owner - 5 years
Allen-Edmonds - 12 years
Rancourt and Company Shoecrafters, Owner - 1 year
Interview conducted on 4/16/2010


Rancourt, Kyle , b. Lewiston, ME, 1984
Rancourt and Company Shoecrafters - 1 year
Interview conducted on 4/16/2010


Rancourt, David (Dave) R, b. Martinville, Canada, 1930
Belle Moc - a few years
Bostonian Shoe - a few years
Dave New Moc, Owner
Downeast Casual Footwear - 7 years
Cole Haan - 3 years
Interview conducted on 6/15/2010


Roy, Jeannine , b. St. Prospere, Canada, 1935
Federal Shoe Shop, Clark Shoe, Maine Shoe, Free Moc Shoe, Androscoggin Shoe - a few years each
Falcon Shoe - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 5/12/2010


Roy, Real , b. Lewiston, ME, 1941
Handsewer
Sebago - 12 years
Billen Shoe - 6 years
Eaton Shoe - 22 years
Interview conducted on 11/21/2008


Tanguay, Normand C, b. Lewiston, ME, 1937
Belle Moc, Bon-An, Eastland, Billen Shoe, Sebago Moc - 16 years
L.L. Bean - 25 years
Interview conducted on 1/31/2009


Tassinari, Roy , b. Auburn, ME, 1931
New England Counter
Gould and Scammon - 5 years
Interview conducted on 3/13/2009


Thibault, Raymond (Ray) F, b. Auburn, ME, 1926
Belle Moc - 30 years
Arno Moc - 12 years
Crest Shoe - 6 months
Frye Company - 2 years
Interview conducted on 1/23/2009


Verreault, Roger , b. Lewiston, ME, 1926
Part Owner, Diamond Machine 40+ years
Interview conducted on 12/4/2009


Wellehan, James (Jim) FX, b. Lewiston, ME, 1938
Owner, Lamey-Wellehan - 40+ years
Interview conducted on 4/30/2010


Young, Monique , b. New Britain, CT,
Belmont Shoe, Bon-An, Jones and Vining, Etonic, New Balance
Interview conducted on 9/13/2010


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