Audio Recording Retired miner John "Hammerhead" Hogan, Butte, Montana, discusses his life and work in the mines, part 2
Interview with John "Hammerhead" Hogan who worked in the mines as a shift boss and has a notebook of all the nicknames in Butte.
About this Item
- Retired miner John "Hammerhead" Hogan, Butte, Montana, discusses his life and work in the mines, part 2
- Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
- Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
- Hogan, John (Interviewee)
Created / Published
- Butte, Montana, August 27, 1979
- - Irish American copper miners
- - Mining
- - Ethnography
- - Field recordings
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - United States -- Montana -- Butte
- Field recordings
- Sound recordings
- - Index data: Part 2 of a 3-part recording session with John Hogan in Butte MT: about the St. Patrick's Day Parade when John was a boy; the Atlantic Bar in Butte had the longest bar in the world, the lunch counter was as long as this house; Bismark was where Montana Power is today; talk about the pictures Hogan is showing to fieldworker Gary Stanton; Hogan used to live at 840 Montana, he was born in Butte in 1895, he became a shift boss at 18 years of age; tells a story about Red Mike O'Neil, about bringing up bodies from the Grey Rock shaft of the Red Diamond mine; Hogan bossed until 1966, was the surface boss at the Steward mine, then worked for Con [may refer to the Mountain Consolidated Mine that the Anaconda Copper company operated]; about the tunnel from the Anselmo to the Lexington Mine in Walkerville, mined for gold, didn't report gold in the lead, didn't want to tell anyone; the hardest day to boss men was Monday morning; Hogan has broadcast his poetry from his house on T.V.; partial recitation of "The Face On the Barroom Floor"; about Johnny McNamara's Orchestra; Butter Driscoll would play all night, wrote "I'm Just A Little Piece of Driftwood"; Oney McDivot would play the fiddle ("foddle"); Sean O'Sullivan, used to be a singer; Veronica O'Sullivan used to sing the "The Old Plaid Shawl"; about wakes; tells a Pat and Mike story; Yellow Burns stories "Is me father in there?", jumped off the scaffold with the safety strap; tale about a Commissioner who gets elected with all his relative's help,"For the last ten months I've been kissing all your rear ends, now you can kiss mine"; yarn about the priest who hypnotizes his congregation and increases the donation, the third time "he hollered Oh shit, and it took three weeks to clean up the church"; Yellow Burns in the Butte Brewery, "Is my father in there?"; his wife was the only one the Yellow got in trouble with.
- 7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
- Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20431
- MBRS shelflist: RXA 0917
- Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R46
- Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Stanton, Gary Ward, Michael Crummett, and John Hogan. Retired miner John "Hammerhead" Hogan, Butte, Montana, discusses his life and work in the mines, part 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20431/.
APA citation style:
Stanton, G. W., Crummett, M. & Hogan, J. (1979) Retired miner John "Hammerhead" Hogan, Butte, Montana, discusses his life and work in the mines, part 2. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20431/.
MLA citation style:
Stanton, Gary Ward, Michael Crummett, and John Hogan. Retired miner John "Hammerhead" Hogan, Butte, Montana, discusses his life and work in the mines, part 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20431/>.