MAINE TOWN HISTORIES

MAINE TOWN HISTORIES
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BAILEY ISLAND: MEMORIES PICTURES & LORE
It has been said that there are more islands in Casco Bay than in any other body of water of comparable size in the United States. An early English report referred to the islands of Casco Bay as the Calendar Islands, meaning that there were as many islands in the Bay as there are days in the year. Bailey Island is one of the most picturesque of the Casco Bay Islands. Jensen tells the story of Bailey Island from the beginning, including much lore and family history in a book replete with photographs and details about the lives of those who live there. 182 Pages Paperback
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BAILEY ISLAND: MEMORIES PICTURES & LORE ISBN_187804496-6
BAXTER STATE PARK AND KATAHDIN
The character of Baxter State Park and the great mountain at its heart can be powerfully conveyed through two words: forever wild. The mountain was known as Ktaadn, or "the greatest mountain," to native peoples who first frequented Maine's interior northern forest. They were followed by colonial adventurers who explored its cirques and massive granite walls, by those who studied its geology and flora and fauna, and later by loggers who came to extract the virgin timber from nearby valleys. Finally, recreational climbing and camping led to an effort to protect the rugged beauty of these mountains, lakes, and valleys. When calls for preservation went unheeded, former governor Percival P. Baxter, beginning in the 1930s, purchased some 201,000 acres over a period of 30 years and gifted them to the state. Today, Baxter State Park is the guardian of this vast wilderness area for all to enjoy. Baxter State Park and Katahdin draws on rich collections of archival images dating back to the 19th century. Paperback 128 pages
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BAXTER STATE PARK AND KATAHDIN ISBN_978-0738576626
BETHEL, MAINE
The town of Bethel had a tumultuous birth, caught in a land battle between France and Britain in the late seventeenth century. This hardy Maine town was originally Sudbury, Canada, and its rugged settlers weathered the hardships of nature and a devastating Indian raid. With the growth of agriculture, more and more families began settling the rich intervales along the Androscoggin River until, in 1796, this isolated community was incorporated as Bethel, Maine. In this detailed and comprehensive history, Stanley Russell Howe outlines the birth of Gould Academy, the importance of the railroad to the town's growth, its post-Civil War industrialization and the rise of modern tourism spawned by Sunday River Ski Resort. From the famous Indian healer Molly Ockett to Dr. True, first historian of Bethel, the characters from the town's past are sure to intrigue and inspire both residents and visitors. Paperback 160 pages
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BETHEL, MAINE ISBN_978-1596297104
BEYOND MOOSEHEAD II
When one thinks of the North Woods, the word that comes to mind is "wilderness." What was it that brought men to the harsh, often deadly regions of Northern Maine. And what secrets did they leave behind that can be found today? (paper, 52 pages, Moosehead Communications)
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THE BLAINE HOUSE
The Blaine House in Augusta is one of Maines most notable homes. In 1862, three decades after the house was built by Capt. James Hall in the early 1830s, James and Harriet Blaine moved in. The home became the setting for one of the most meteoric careers in American politics, during which James Blaine served as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, US senator, secretary of state, and Republican candidate for president in 1884. After the deaths of her parents, the Blaines daughter Harriet Blaine Beale gave the house to the state in 1919. Since 1920, it has served as the official residence of the states governors and their families. As a symbol of state government, it ranks with the Maine State House. The house has been a National Historic Landmark since 1964. Architecturally, it reflects a combination of Federal, Victorian, and Colonial Revival styles. Today, the Blaine House functions as a social showcase for Maine, a working office, and family living quarters. Paperback 128 pages
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THE BLAINE HOUSE ISBN_978-1467120579
BLOCKHOUSE & BATTERY
This bicentennial history of Fort Edgecomb examines the military reasons for fortifying Maine's coastline in the early 1800's, the political ramifications of that fortifications program, and the lives of the men and women who manned these posts through the war of 1812. Based on extenssive primary research that has brought to light forgotten documents, this book places Fort Edgecomb within a national historic context that reveals aspects of the fort's social and military significance. Paperback 122 Pages
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BUXTON (POSTCARD HISTORY)
Buxton sits along the eastern side of the Saco River in northern York County. The Saco was instrumental in the town’s establishment, as early settlers moved up the river from the towns of Biddeford and Saco and settled on the river’s bank at Salmon Falls. Buxton’s inhabitants powered their mills from the river and other local tributaries, and the town’s early villages were located near these mills. Buxton presents vintage postcards of the riverside villages of Salmon Falls, Union Falls, Bar Mills, West Buxton, and Bonny Eagle, along with inland centers, including Groveville, Buxton Center, Lower Corner, Duck Pond, and other hamlets. Postcard images of Buxton from the year 1895 forward provide valuable insight into the life and times of the citizens of this onetime industrial center. Paperback: 128 pages
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BUXTON (POSTCARD HISTORY) ISBN_978-0738562155
THE CASCO BAY ISLANDS 1850-2000
The years between 1850 and 2000 brought constant change to the islands of Casco Bay. This pictorial history features more than 200 images that illustrate how the residents of Peaks, Cushing, House, the Diamonds, Long, Cliff, Chebeague and Jewell Islands have adapted to changing times yet remain rooted in their traditional lifestyle. Black & white photographs throughout. Paperback. 127 pgs.
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THE CASCO BAY ISLANDS 1850-2000 ISBN_978-0-7385-3640-8
20th CENTURY CORINNA BICENTENNIAL EDITION
Beginning with the settlement of Corinna, Maine in 1804, this book covers the prominent people, buildings and events of that town. Paperback. 156 pgs.
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CONNECTING MAINE'S CAPITALS by STAGECOACH
The years from the American Revolution to the Civil War were a formative period in Maine's history. The author hopes this book will provide some information on a few of the people and ideas that have helped make the state of Maine what it is today. Chapters include: Building the Roads from Boston; Forming the Stage Lines; Taverns, Inns, and Hotels. Black and white photographs, maps and charts along with color photographs throughout. Bibliography and index included. Paperback. 260 pgs.
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CONNECTING MAINE'S CAPITALS by STAGECOACH ISBN_978-0-692941355
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DEAR PARENT-A BIOGRAPHY and LETTERS of EDWARD LITTLE
This full-length biography of Edward Little (1773-1849) details his early career as a businessman, lawyer, and politician in Newburyport, Massachusetts, until two disasters resulted in massive debt. He then came to Portland, Maine, to manage the business affairs of his father and of the Pejepscot Proprietors' land company. At the age of 53, he settled Danville, now Auburn, Maine, where he founded what became Edward Little High School. This book also contains the letters that Edward addressed to "Dear Parent", his father Josiah. They depict the early conditions in the development of the Androscoggin Valley, relations between the Littles and the settlers, and the relations among the Little family themselves. A fascinating look at life in a rural Maine settlement. Paperback. 254 pgs.
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DEAR PARENT-A BIOGRAPHY and LETTERS of EDWARD LITTLE 978-0-9746261-5-4
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DEER ISLE AND STONINGTON
The island communities of Deer Isle and Stonington lie in Penobscot Bay, a region known and loved by sailors the world over. Deer Isle and Stonington portrays life on the island from the age of ferries and steamships, to the building of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge, through World War II. These vintage photographs allow the reader to watch as the island's main streets grow and change. Represented are landmarks such as the Mark and Pumpkin Island lighthouses, the Stonington Opera House, and the oldest buildings on the island. The vital industries of seafaring, sail making, commercial fishing, granite quarrying, and yachting are pictured here alongside images of everyday life-celebrations and ceremonies, shopping and picnics, education and worship, work and play. Paperback 128 Pages
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DEER ISLE AND STONINGTON ISBN_9780738535661
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DEERING: A SOCIAL and ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Published in 2010, this book focuses on the architectural and social of Portland's off-peninsula area, including Deering and Stroudwater, from the 17 century through the mid 20th century. The authors conducted original research on the neighborhoods and buildings and uncovered numerous primary source documents and photographs that had never before been systematically studied or made readily accessible to the public. Indexed with a bibliography. Black & white photos throughout. Hardcover. 215 pgs.
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DEERING: A SOCIAL and ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY ISBN_978-0-939761142
EAGLE ISLAND ADMIRAL PEARY'S HARPSWELL HOME
Eagle Island, located off the coast of Harpswell, Maine, is far enough into Casco Bay to offer isolation but close enough to capture the fascination of a young man. Its rocky spine meets the open Atlantic in rugged cliffs with the strength to transform the momentum of ocean swells into plumes of brilliant spray. The interior, covered with a diversity of flora, presents a gentle welcoming to seabirds and the occasional fauna. Robert E. Peary, a Bowdoin College graduate, bought the island and, using local craftsmen, built a cottage for his family to use as their summer home. After his discovery of the North Pole in 1909 with its celebration and controversy, Eagle Island became the family retreat, a refuge from the public scrutiny attendant an international hero. This is the story of three generations of the Peary family and their Eagle Island home. Peary's "Promised Land," now a State of Maine Historic Site and museum, has become a magical place for countless visitors, resulting in its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2014. Paperback. 127 pgs.
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EAGLE ISLAND ADMIRAL PEARY'S HARPSWELL HOME ISBN_978-1-467125628
EARLY GRAVESTONES IN SOUTHERN MAINE
The slate gravestones of southern Maine bear evidence to the regions fascinating history, from shipwrecks and famous wartime sea captains to countless ordinary citizens. Master stone-cutter Bartlett Adams memorialized the tragedy and triumph of the region in nearly two thousand gravestones. Through deep and original research, Ron Romano narrates the early history of southern Maine and examines the artistry and legacy carved in stone. Includes "Anatomy of a Gravestone" drawn by Holly Doggett, a list of Maine cemeteries surveyed by town, a bibliography and black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 171 pgs.
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EARLY GRAVESTONES IN SOUTHERN MAINE ISBN_978-1-46713-639-6
FORT FAIRFIELD: ITS TIME TO TELL OUR STORIES
The early history of Fort Fairfield and the surrounding area is tightly woven into the history of the Maine-New Brunswick border controversies that endured from 1783 to 1843. If it were not for this controversy, Fort Fairfield might not have been founded and it certainly wouldnt have had the same name. Because the boundary area was wild and unexplored, no clear boundary was ever drawn between French territory and the British colonies before the end of the American revolution and the Treaty of Paris in 1783. It was to such a place that the hopeful early settlers came. From primitive beginnings the townspeople settled their disputes with neighbors and established a stable community with a proud history of thriving institutions and families whose stories make up this book. Hardcover 320 pages
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FORT HALIFAX: WINSLOW'S HISTORIC OUTPOST
Winslow has grown up around Fort Halifax in its many, many incarnations. Beginning as a French and Indian War garrison and trading post, the fort welcomed historic figures from Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr to Paul Revere and Chief Joseph Orono. Reduced to one small blockhouse in the 1800s, Fort Halifax hosted archaeologists, travelers, artists, politicians and students. The Flood of 1987 swept away the blockhouse, leaving the fort and its supporters to fight an uphill battle for reconstruction. Throughout varied iterations, uses, trials and tribulations, Fort Halifax has remained the symbol of a community. Join historian Daniel J. Tortora in this engaging narrative of Fort Halifax's fight for survival. Meet the famous visitors to the fort, the local residents who have cared for it and the figures who have kept its memory relevant and its future hopeful. Paperback 160 pages
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FORT HALIFAX: WINSLOW'S HISTORIC OUTPOST ISBN_978-1626192928
GRANITE BY THE SEA-DVD
Published by the Vinalhaven Historical Society, this 29 minute DVD delves into the history of granite quarrying on the island using photographs from the 1870's to the 1930's.
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THE GREAT STEEL PIER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLD ORCHARD OCEAN PIER
The Old Orchard Ocean Pier was an engineering marvel in its day. The remarkable wood and steel structure was once the longest of its kind in the world. It went up in 1898, and survived nearly 80 years against the often unkind whims of Maine weather. The words and pictures within the pages of this book reveal a fascinating tale. Find out how and why an oceangoing pier, built in the midst of an affluent, Victorian-era resort community, became an endearing landmard. Follow its emergence as a mecca of fun and entertainment that thrilled and delighted millions. Witness its ongoing struggle against--and ultimate demise at the expense of--destructive fires, howling, winds, and battering seas. Written by Peter Dow Bachelder. 1998 paperback, 136 pages.
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THE GREAT STEEL PIER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLD ORCHARD OCEAN PIER The Breakwater Press
HAULING BY HAND
Long Island sits eight miles off the Maine coast, one of the state's most remote island outposts and one of only fifteen Maine islands still supporting a year-round community. Only a century ago, there were some three hundred such communities. Frenchboro, the island's lone village, surrounds Lunt Harbor. In the 1820s the Lunt family and a small band of pioneers carved the island community from the spruce and granite shores. Today, Frenchboro has a population of nearly seventy people, a thirteen-pupil school, a post office, and one full-time business. There is neither a general store, nor tourist hotel, nor daily ferry service. Instead, there is a village, a soul, and a way of life. This is its story. 480 Pgs Paperback
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HAULING BY HAND ISBN_1-934031-07-0
HAUNTED YORK COUNTY
Restless spirits in seemingly tranquil summer cottages, specters watching for phantom ships from a sea captain's mansion--these are among the ghostly residents of one of New England's oldest counties. The harshly beautiful coastline of York County has a long history of storm, revolution and violence that seems to lure deceased residents from the ether. From the otherworldly mariners in the Boon Island Lighthouse to the terrifying cells of Old Gaol, America's oldest prison, an abundance of mysteries reflects the region's turbulent past. Join Roxie J. Zwicker, haunted history author and owner of New England Curiosities tours, as she delves into the chilling secrets and ghostly lore of York County. Paperback 128 Pages
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HAUNTED YORK COUNTY ISBN_978-1609491017
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INDIANS IN EDEN
When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island. While the rich built sumptuous summer homes, the Wabanaki sold them Native crafts, offered guide services, and produced Indian shows. Paperback 190 pages
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INDIANS IN EDEN ISBN_978-0892728046
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KENNEBUNKPORT:  THE EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN TOWN, VOLUME TWO, 1924  2003
This is the second volume of Joyce Butler's portrait of four centuries of Kennebunkport history, which was 13 years in development. The foreward to Volume One was written by George H.W. and Barbara Bush. Like the first volume, this hardcover book is in full color, and has a 9x11-inch format. Ms. Butler has been researching and writing the history of Kennebunkport for forty years. Hardcover 432 pages
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KENNEBUNKPORT: THE EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN TOWN, VOLUME TWO, 1924 2003 ISBN_9780977838363
KINEO
Kineo has been an important name ever since the time of the early Paleo-Indian cultures, right through the Victorian period into the present. Still, few people know much about the Kineo mountain or the series of hotels jutting out into Moosehead Lake. What are some of the legends of the hotels? What are the legends of the mountain itself? (Moosehead Communications, paper, 50 pages)
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KINEO 719
THE LAND IN BETWEEN
The "land in between" is the upper Saint John Valley, a region straddling the Maine-New Brunswick border. A zone of contacts between different Native American cultures until the arrival of the Europeans, it was disputed by the British and the French in the colonial period and settled by Acadians and French Canadians in the eighteenth century. To this day, it has remained the site of a distinct French-American culture, and its residents have striven to preserve their specificity and unity despite the international boundary. The Land in Between is a narrative survey history of this fascinating and unique region and is also designed to serve as a reference for teachers, librarians, archivists, and historians. It includes documents (many translated from the original), maps, and an extensive bibliography. Paperback 442 pages
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THE LAND IN BETWEEN ISBN_978-0884483199
LAUREL HILL CEMETERY of  SACO, MAINE
Founded in 1844, Laurel Hill Cemetery was one of the first to follow the rural cemetery movement that began with Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. These park-like arboretums provided peaceful, natural places to bury and visit the deceased. Nearly everyone who played a significant role in local history, as well as numerous less well-known people who led typical but historically revealing lives, has a grave in the cemetery. Authors Leslie and Emory Rounds chronicle the history of the cemetery and the fascinating stories of those buried there. Black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 125 pgs.
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LAUREL HILL CEMETERY of SACO, MAINE ISBN_978-1-4671-3997-7
LEGENDARY LOCALS OF ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY
In as much as it has endowed the region with a rich heritage, plentiful stories, and a host of colorful characters, history has been kind to Androscoggin County. But history can also be dark and uncanny, as when Francis E. Stanley, a Lewiston resident and inventor of an early steam-powered vehicle, died in an automobile accident. It can be eerie, like when his twin brother opened an enormous hotelnow purportedly home to his ghostthat became the inspiration for Stephen Kings novel The Shining. These twists of fate begin to unravel the tale of Androscoggin Countys legendary locals. Some, like Benjamin Bates and Edward Little, are remembered for the institutions they helped create. Others raised the hopes and spirits of their neighbors, like Joey Gamache, who won two boxing world titles in the early 1990s. Still others are remembered for the subtler ways they affected change, like Rita Dube, who saved Lewistons St. Marys Church from demolition and helped create the Franco-American Heritage Center. Some notable residents ascended to the highest offices of government, others to national fame, but many are remembered for the significant ways they shaped their communities, and Androscoggin County, from within. Paperback 128 pages
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LEGENDARY LOCALS OF ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY ISBN_978-1467100946
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LEWISTON POLITICS in the GILDED AGE 1863-1900
Hodgkin's previous book "Frontier to Industrial City" told the story of Lewiston's settlement through town government to status as a city. Here he picks up the story with the Civil War and the boomtown conditions brought on by construction of the textile mills and resulting in rapid population growth. The latter 19th century has been depicted as a shameful period in the nation's urban history due to the rise of corrupt machine politics. How well did Lewiston's government respond to the service challenges and the incorporation of a diverse ethnic population? Was Lewiston governed by an elite of mill managers, by political bosses, by a "rum power" or by democratically responsive officials? This book considers these topics. Paperback. 464 pgs.
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LEWISTON POLITICS in the GILDED AGE 1863-1900 ISBN_3051
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LISBON
Chief Warumbee sold Ten Miles Falls in 1678, and a century later, the first Lisbon settlement was established along the Androscoggin River. The water's mammoth power generated thousands of jobs and shaped a way of life for Lisbon's earliest citizens. Near beautiful cascading waterfalls, European immigrants found a magnificent place to share hard work, old-world customs, family traditions, and pride in their new home. Lisbon's history is as intricately woven as its fine Worumbo cloth. The town has suffered ravaging floods and fires, yet it has triumphed with the indomitable spirit of the community. In this volume, vivid photographs tell fascinating stories and carefully preserve the past for future generations. Paperback 128 Pages
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LISBON ISBN_9780738539140
LIVING, LEARNING, WORSHIPING: BUILDINGS OF SWEDEN, MAINE 1813-1913
This book provides a brief history of the 47 surviving buildings of Sweden, Maine, that were built no later than the town's centennial in 1913. Each building is identified by its current address and references to historical maps from 1858 and 1880, which are also included. Color photographs throughout. Paperback. 54 pgs.
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LIVING, LEARNING, WORSHIPING: BUILDINGS OF SWEDEN, MAINE 1813-1913 ISBN_3012
LOST YORK COUNTY MAINE
On October 17th, 1947, a fire started near Newfield. It grew quickly and moved east, destroying Goose Rocks Beach, Fortune's Rock and parts of Cape Porpoise. Hundreds of historic buildings perished. The 1947 blaze was unique in the scope of its devastation, but fire has claimed countless landmarks over the years in York County, Maine. Development projects, neglect and weather have doomed many more. Lost York County presents rare photos of many of these buildings, preserving the visual record of lost town halls, churches, schools, homes and hotels, from Kittery to Saco. In this collection of many never-before-seen images, Steven Burr offers a tribute to places and memories seized by time. Paperback 128 pages
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LOST YORK COUNTY MAINE ISBN_978-1596295513
MAINE FELDSPAR, FAMILIES, AND FEUDS
Gemstones from Maine are well-known, but the lust for feldspar was also real, because it also meant money. There was never a huge profit in this mineral and tiny amounts of money still created conflicts, predatory relationships between mills and workers, and sometimes tore apart families. There is more myth than fact in most reports of Maine mining. This book is a hardcore look at Maine feldspar mining and the people who struggled to make a living from it. Hardcover 300 pages
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MAINE FELDSPAR, FAMILIES, AND FEUDS ISBN_9780615291833
THE McARTHURS OF LIMINGTON, MAINE
"Both a labor of love and a significant contribution to Maine history, Elizabeth Ring's sprightly account of the peripatetic McArthurs of Limington is great fun to read. Her treatment of mid-nineteenth-century Maine family and village life is humerous and moving by turns and always evocative." - H. Draper Hunt, University of Southern Maine

Based on family letters, this book tells the story of the McArthur family, five sons and a daughter, coming of age in Maine in the middle of the nineteenth century. Hardcover, 87 pages.
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THE McARTHURS OF LIMINGTON, MAINE mcoflima
MAINE STATE PRISON: 1824-2002
For 178 years, Maine State Prison peacefully coexisted with the town of Thomaston. In addition to its stately elms, the formidable brick facade overshadowed Main Street to the south and provided a stark contrast to the former sea captains homes to the north. At the time of its closure in 2002, Maine State Prison was one of the oldest prisons still in use in the country. The decision to move from the antiquated prison to a state-of-the-art facility in nearby Warren was met with mixed emotions and even sadness. On February 12, 2002, round-the-clock operations moved Maines most violent and dangerous prisoners, leaving behind unlocked doors and darkened cells. By June of that year, the old prison was demolished and buried in the ancient abandoned limestone quarry, although its memory continues to live on in the minds of those who knew it firsthand. Paperback 128 pages
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MAINE STATE PRISON: 1824-2002 ISBN_978-0738562445
MERCHANT OF THE MEDOMAK VOLUME I
Waldoboro was a major New England ship building and shipping center from the late 1700s until the early 1900s. Although, as in many Maine communities, records are scarce, we can be sure that over 600 sailing vessels were built, mainly within one-half mile of the village. The most common type of vessel built in Waldoboro was the schooner -- with two or three masts -- a "coaster," built to carry bulk cargoes such as wood, exported in the early days from local areas to the large cities of the East Coast. For example, between 1820 and 1840 eleven locally built schooners ran regularly between Waldoboro and Boston. Schooners operated like a trailer trucks of today, traveling back and forth, up and down the coast, making many trips each year. Cargo of any kind -- including animals and people -- was their business. Other types of vessels were also built in Waldoboro, including brigs, barks, barkentines, brigantines, sloops and ships. Many of the largest of these, particularly the ships, were sold to prominent firms that then used them in the trade to such faraway places as Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. In the closing decades of the 1800s, ships as large as 1700 tons were being built, followed in the early 1900s by the famous Palmer Schooner fleet, all of which exceeded 2000 tons. With his Palmer Schooner fleet, George Welt gave more hope that the shipbuilding industry would continue to flourish, but that was not to be. The forces bringing wooden shipbuilding and Waldoboro's glory days to an end were firmly in control. 332 Pages Paperback
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MERCHANT OF THE MEDOMAK VOLUME I ISBN_0965-2746-1-6
MERCHANT OF THE MEDOMAK VOLUME II
A second volume of the tales of Medomak woven by Mark Biscoe about the people and places of Waldoboro, Maine.
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MERCHANT OF THE MEDOMAK VOLUME II ISBN_9781936447176
MOURNING ON THE PEJEPSCOT
"Mourning on the Pejepscot" takes a look at this region's mourning culture from its seventeenth-century settlement to the present. Structurally, this study is broken down into four major chapters: Cemeteries, Gravestones, Mourning Dress, Jewelry and Practices, and Mourning Art. Each chapter begins with an introduction of general New England practices. The balance of each chapter focuses on Pejepscot's customs. The attitudes and practices of the macrocosm (New England) and microcosm (Pejepscot) are compared and contrasted. Settlement patterns, geography, and the social development of Pejepscot's four towns; Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Harpswell, and Topsham, Maine are all topics considered in the study of Pejepscot's burying gounds. 1992 hardcover, 116 pages.
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MOURNING ON THE PEJEPSCOT ISBN_0-8191-8695-3
NORTH BERWICK
North Berwicks earliest settlers heavily relied on the Great Works River and the Negutaquet River to transport animal skins and other goods to the seaport in Kittery. Shortly after John Morrill built North Berwicks first cabin in 1690, great homes belonging to families such as Hobbs, Weymouth, Buffum, Nowell, and Estes began to line North Berwicks quiet streets and dot its sweeping countryside. Businesses started to flourish, and the town expanded into a community of hardworking families who were proud to build their homes and raise their children there. North Berwick shares photographs of the factories, mills, farms, churches, schools, and small businesses that thrived because of their proximity to rivers and later the railroad. Within these pages, readers will see how members of this rural community used natural resources and their ingenuity to establish a small New England town of wealth and industry. Members of the North Berwick Historical Society have gathered vintage photographs from their archives, along with many from local citizens, to document the remarkable story of North Berwick. Volunteers worked tirelessly to create a book that will be treasured for generations to come.
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NORTH BERWICK ISBN_9780738598215
NOT FAR FROM THE TREE
About halfway between Augusta and Belfast, 180 miles north of Boston, Palermo, Maine, is one of the typical New England towns where for ages nearly everyone lived on small diversified farms. Although Palermo has never been famous for its apple production, every farm had an orchard. Some consisted of just a dozen trees; others numbered a hundred or more. None were remotely as large as the commercial orchards of today. Still apples were ever-present in daily life for generations, and the varieties of apples grown in even such a small area could be surprising. Here John Bunker lovingly details the apples and orchards of Palermo in captivating words and pictures. Paperback 190 Pages

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NOT FAR FROM THE TREE notfarfromtree
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THE OLD MAPS OF ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY, MAINE 1873
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 52 old maps of Androscoggin County, Maine, in 1873, as compiled by Sanford and Everts, Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 48 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MAINE 1881
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 92 old maps of Hancock County, Maine, in 1881, as compiled by S. F. Colby & Son. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 53 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, MAINE 1857
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 50 old maps of Lincoln County, Maine, in 1857, as compiled by Lee and Marsh, Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 46 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE 1858
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 91 old maps of Oxford County, Maine, in 1858, as compiled by Gillette and Huntington. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 52 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF PISCATAQUIS COUNTY, MAINE 1882
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 50 old maps of Piscataquis County, Maine, in 1882, as compiled by George N. Colby & Co. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 37 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF PISCATAQUIS COUNTY, MAINE 1882 667
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THE OLD MAPS OF RURAL CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MAINE 1871
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 91 old maps of Rural Cumberland County, Maine, in 1871, as compiled by Caldwell and Halfpenny, Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 52 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF RURAL CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MAINE 1871 670
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THE OLD MAPS OF SAGADAHOC COUNTY, MAINE 1858
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 28 old maps of Piscataquis County, Maine, in 1858, as compiled and published by J.Chace, Jr. of Portland and Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 32 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF SOUTHERN SOMERSET COUNTY, MAINE 1883
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 71 old maps of Southern Somerset County, Maine, in 1883, as compiled and published by George N. Colby. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 50 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF SOUTHERN SOMERSET COUNTY, MAINE 1883 67
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THE OLD MAPS OF SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY, MAINE 1875
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 85 old maps of Southern Penobscot County, Maine, in 1875, as compiled and published by J.Chace, Jr. of Portland and Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 58 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT COUNTY, MAINE 1875 65
THE OLD MAPS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE 1881
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 115 old maps of Washington County, Maine, in 1881, as compiled and published by S. F. Colby & Son. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 54 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE 1881 666
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THE OLD MAPS OF YORK COUNTY, MAINE 1872
This collection of map reproductions is part of a 22-book series. These pages contain 75 old maps of York County, Maine, in 1872, as compiled by Sanford and Everts Co., Philadelphia. Each map has been carefully retouched, when needed, to preserve the names and locations of most of the buildings in the county at that time. 58 Pgs. Paperback 8.5 x 11 inches
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THE OLD MAPS OF YORK COUNTY, MAINE 1872 665
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
From 1631 to the present, Old Orchard Beach has had a singularly rich history among New England's summer communities. Old Orchard was originally a small seacoast farming community nestled on the shore of Saco Bay. When the railroad came in 1873, the coast exploded into one of the grandest Victorian settings in Maine. It boasted famous religious camp meetings, transatlantic flights, big bands, big fires, harness racing, and automobile racing on the beach. Old Orchard Beach is still a vacation mecca, and residents and visitors alike will find enjoyment and education within these pages. Daniel E. Blaney was born in Old Orchard Beach and still lives in the house he was born in. He has been a member of the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society since 1970 and has served as its president. The postcards that illustrate this book come from his immense personal collection. 2007 paperback, 128 pages.
$19.99
OLD ORCHARD BEACH ISBN_0-7385-4960-6
ON POWNAL TIME
The authors of On Pownal Time have drawn on an extensive archive of photographs, drawings clippings, interviews, documents and artifacts to create a portrait of Pownal, Maine, during its second century. Between 1908 and 2008, this small town has negotiated two world wars and other conflicts, a great depression, and a century of national and global transformations. Together, old families and newer arrivals have participated in Pownals evolution from a semi-isolated community to a suburban town that has many connections to larger population centers while retaining open spaces and rural traditions. This book presents that story in great detail. More than three years in the making, this work now takes its place among the most comprehensive of Maines local histories. Paperback 328 pages
$35.00
ON POWNAL TIME ISBN_9780615201443
OUR NEIGHBORLY NEIGHBORS
Whoever said you can't judge a book by its cover should read the Dexter Historical Society's oral history of rural life in the western Penobscot County community. Pictured on the cover with a facial expression torn between terror and joy, is 6-year-old Benjamin Spizuoco at a 1995 pig scramble in neighboring Garland. Ben's grandfather is Frank Spizuoco , the book's co-author and a founder of the local historical society. Spizuoco's love of family traditions and Dexter's rich farm legacy goes far beyond the wonderful cover photograph. The book's 206 pages and 130 illustrations sparkle with his admiration for the tenacious farmers who began tilling Dexter's soil in the early 1800s. Carol Feurtado, a writer and genealogist, and Spizuoco, a timber manager and farmer, dedicate their book to the few remaining Dexter area farmers, the survivors. Four years in the making, the book's anecdotal and statistical information was gleaned from library research and hundreds of hours of taped interviews (both audio and video, available to researchers at the historical society) with many residents of the town's four sections (southeast, northeast, north and south). The book is just the right mixture of scholarship and entertainment. Images show old farm buildings, families, schoolhouses and other town landmarks such as the Seba French homestead and Silver Mills. Local photographer Bert Call, who arrived in Dexter as a farm boy in 1886 and lived long enough to cross paths with Spizuoco in the 1960s, took many of the old pictures. The young historian picked Bert Call's brain and he offered to donate his images to the Dexter Historical Society. Paperback 206 pages
$15.00
OUR NEIGHBORLY NEIGHBORS ISBN_00967767407
THE PIONEER HOMES OF CARIBOU
Turn the pages for a little bit of history or just browse through the pictures of houses made by the cunning of men's hands many years ago. For a pleasant retrospective or as a charming centerpiece for visitors, "The Pioneer Homes of Caribou" is a welcome celebration of the early sturdy families of this Aroostook County community.
$34.00
THE PIONEER HOMES OF CARIBOU ISBN_1-59975-255-7
THE PIONEER HOMES OF FORT FAIRFIELD, MAINE
Classic research and stunning photography celebrate the homes of the pioneers who settled in this scenic pathway to the Canadian markets and the world. Color photography throughout. Hardcover. 60 pgs.
$34.00
THE PIONEER HOMES OF FORT FAIRFIELD, MAINE ISBN_978-0-9801956-8-2
THE PIONEER HOMES OF PRESQUE ISLE: INCLUDING MAYSVILLE
William J. Tasker continues his series on the Pioneer Homes of towns in Maine with a celebration of old homes in Presque Isle, Maine. Filled with genealogical data concerning the pioneer settlers of Presque Isle, current and historical photographs and the surprises of history. Hardcover 100 pages
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THE PIONEER HOMES OF PRESQUE ISLE: INCLUDING MAYSVILLE ISBN_978-0-9793863-8-1
THE PIONEER HOMES OF WOODLAND, MAINE
Tasker's sixth installment in the "Pioneer Homes" series celebrates Woodland, Maine, a small town in Aroostook County. Like every book in the series, Tasker provides a history of the house and genealogical detail of the pioneers that built it. Supplementing the history are beautiful full color pictures of the houses along with historical photos. Hardcover 155 pages
$30.00
THE PIONEER HOMES OF WOODLAND, MAINE ISBN_978-0984066117
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PORTLAND
The only comprehensive overview of the Portland peninsulas outstanding architectural and social history from 1628 to the early 20th century. The book is an expression of Landmarks philosophy that the best of the past must be preserved as a living part of the present. 100 period photographs and illustrations. Paperback 230 Pages
$29.95
PORTLAND ISBN_978939761081
PORTLAND'S GREATEST CONFLAGRATION: THE 1866 FIRE DISASTER
On the Fourth of July in 1866, joy turned to tragedy in Portland, Maine. A boy threw a firecracker onto a pile of wood shavings and it erupted in a blaze as residents prepared to celebrate the 110th anniversary of American independence in the momentous time following the Civil War. The violent conflagration killed two people and destroyed all structures on nearly thirty streets. Authors Michael Daicy and Don Whitney, both firefighters, chronicle the day's catastrophic events, as well as the bravery of those who fought the ferocious fire, dispelling the myth that ill-trained firefighting contributed to the devastation. Paperback 144 pages
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PORTLAND'S GREATEST CONFLAGRATION: THE 1866 FIRE DISASTER ISBN_978-1596299559
PORTLAND (THEN AND NOW)
With a population of 65,000, Portland is a small but very cosmopolitan city situated on the southern coast of Maine at Casco Bay, and it offers something to residents and visitors alike. Architecturally, the Portland seen today is predominantly a 19th-century city, built in the days of its greatest prosperity as a seaport and railroad center. Paperback 96 pages
$21.99
PORTLAND (THEN AND NOW) ISBN_978-0738565170
RANGELEY LAKES REGION
Pursuit of the fabled wild brook trout has for generations attracted anglers to the western mountains of Maine. This phenomenon has, over the course of two hundred years, transformed the town of Rangeley from a settlement of farmers and woodsmen to a popular outdoor sporting destination where the names of Carrie Stevens, Herb Welch, and Fly Rod Crosby still echo along the streams and lakes. Rangeley Lakes Region examines the region's rich heritage and provides an intimate glimpse of the past, people, and places that make Rangeley special. Paperback 128 Pages
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RANGELEY LAKES REGION ISBN_9780738535036
SEBOOMOOK
Seboomook conjures images of silently paddling across vast Moosehead Lake...but it was also here that a handful of prisoner of war camps in Maine was located during World War II. In these pages you will find an amazing array of rarely-seen photos of the POW camp. (paper, Moosehead Communications, 50 pages)
$11.95
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SETTLEMENT & ABANDONMENT ON TATNIC HILL
While offering the history of a small Maine community, Settlement & Abandonment on Tatnic Hill also addresses broader themes and events of the history of Wells, Maine, and the surrounding communities, all against a backdrop of some of the pivotal events of American history.
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SETTLEMENT & ABANDONMENT ON TATNIC HILL ISBN_9781934582107
SOUTH PORTLAND AND CAPE ELIZABETH
This compelling collection of more than two hundred old photographs brings to life South Portland and Cape Elizabeth in the century of change between the 1850s and the 1950s. Most of the photographs in this fascinating visual history are rare and many have never before been published. They are taken from family albums which provide an intimate chronicle of the history of the area, ranging from the Spurwink River to the boatyards at Ferry Village, the estates at Delano Park, and the many neighborhoods that make up South Portland. The photographs introduce us to the people, places, and events which defined South Portland and Cape Elizabeth between 1850 and 1950, including the descendants of some of the first settlersthe Jordans, Dyers, Murrays, and Cleeves, whose families still live in the area. This treasury of images and information will be a source of fascination and enjoyment for resident and visitor, young and old alike. Paperback: 128 pages
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SOUTH PORTLAND AND CAPE ELIZABETH ISBN_978-0752400907
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THE SUMMER COTTAGES OF ISLESBORO 1890-1930
Published by the Islesboro Historical Society on its 25th anniversary, this book provides the first in-depth look at the island's golden era of summer cottages. Produced in a handsome format, the publication contains an introduction and essays which give detailed information about architects and builders, construction dates, and the careers of its first owners. Illustrations include old photographs, architectural drawings, and recent views, many of which have never before been reproduced. Paperback, 124 pages.
$35.00
THE SUMMER COTTAGES OF ISLESBORO 1890-1930 sucoofis181
TALL SHIPS, WHITE HOUSES, AND ELMS - THOMASTON MAINE 1870-1900
A black & white photographic journey through the bygone streets of Thomaston, Maine in the late 19th century. Captions and dates accompany each photograph. Paperback. 100 pgs.
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TALL SHIPS, WHITE HOUSES, AND ELMS - THOMASTON MAINE 1870-1900 tashwhhoande
VINALHAVEN ISLAND'S MARITIME INDUSTRIES
Vinalhaven Island has been the home port of a productive commercial fishing fleet for over 200 years. By 1819, Vinalhaven vessels were fishing for cod and herring from Seal Island all the way to Labrador waters. By 1878, Carver's Harbor was lined with docks, fishhouses, a sail loft, a net factory, and the Lane & Libby fish plant. Throughout the 19th century, boats brought bait, salt, and supplies to Vinalhaven and returned with fish and granite from the island's quarries. Lighthouses at Brown's Head, Heron Neck, Saddleback Ledge, Goose Rock, and Matinicus guided mariners through storms. In Vinalhaven shops, boatbuilders constructed small dories, peapods and double-enders, masted schooners, and lobster boats, as well as the 365-ton Margaret M. Ford. Passenger ferries played an important role as the primary link between Vinalhaven and the mainland. The island has long been a successful center of maritime economic activity, so it is no surprise that islanders call it "the center of the universe." Black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 127 pgs.
$21.99
VINALHAVEN ISLAND'S MARITIME INDUSTRIES ISBN_978-1-4671-2254-2
WATER VILLAGE
The story of Waterville and its surrounds is one of astonishingly rapid growth and prosperity. The city flourished on the wave of the Second Industrial Revolution. Its ever-multiplying mills drew workers from around the world, and its streets were filled with merchants of every kind. The boom, of course, could not last, and before the end of the 20th century Waterville had barely anything to do with the water at all. The once-thriving industries were all gone, and the proud river city, like so many others in the north, began a long struggle to reinvent itself and recover its missing pride. Black & white photos throughout. Hardcover. 213 pgs.
$29.95
WATER VILLAGE 978-1-943424-43-6