This episode is the second in a three-part series that dives into the Fire of 1947. We walk through the events of the fire, hear from survivors, and speak to Bar Harbor Fire Chief Matt Bartlett. Mazie and Poorva discuss the losses from the fire and the resilience of the community; all leading up to the final episode of the series which will discuss the broader impacts of the fire.
The “Wildfire Loose” Collection of interviews conducted by Joyce Butler in preparation for her book of the title donated to the Maine Folklife Center in 1979. Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine. (https://umaine.edu/folklife/
Hawkes, Bernard. 1977. NA1254, NAFOH. Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Obermeyer, Jane Cormier. 1980.NA1422, MF067, NAFOH. Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Fire of 1947 – Article by National Park Service (https://www.nps.gov/acad/
Cover photo credits: Bangor Daily News; found in the Bar Harbor Historical Society archives