Maine Publicity Bureau
Why Maine Invites You
You can be as active as you please or as placid as you please in Maine.You can cling by your fingernails to the side of a mountain or doze on the sand.
But there are people who look upon the summer as the time to pack in long days at their favorite sport, after a long winter's famine. Maine is the place for it.
The Patten families: genealogies of the Pattens from the north of Ireland, usually called "Scotch-Irish," with some branches of English ancestry settling in Maine and New Hampshire
Howard Parker Moore
The earliest reference to any one bearing the name is only 55 years after the Norman Conquest of 1066, Richard of Chelmsford, county of Essex, in the year 1119. The location was Dagenham an estate which he had by reason of his marriage to an unnamed "daughter of ------- and co-heiress" of Dagenham Court. Chelmsford is Northeasterly from London, on the old Roman road, near an arm of the North sea. The estate, the possession of which at that time was most likely by grant from the Conqueror, at least held by his consent, was also called Pattine or Patten. In 1376 John Patten a descendant is found there. In the reign of Henry VI (1422-1462) John's grandson was Nicholas and was styled "Lord of Dagenham." This alone indicates a succession of occupation of well over 300 years. In that lapse of time 8 or 10 generations of Pattens would have flourished, multiplied and have become dispersed over the country.
Donald W. Reed
Taxes on real estate and personal property are increasing in Maine. In an attempt to find out for what this additional revenue is spent, tbe Extension Service has summarized the receipts and expenses of forty-six Maine towns for the six years 1932 to 1937 inclusive.
Income from assessments on real estate and personal property was the chief source of revenue. It is this tax, which must be paid, that concerns farmers and land and home owners.
Receipts from the state for specific and supervised uses were an important source of income. These grants varied according to the size of the town and the offset appropriations made by the town. The smaller towns received considerably more from the state than they paid to the state in direct taxes.
School and highway costs amounted to over 50 per cent of the actual expenses. The most important school expenditure was for teachers' salaries, and the most important highway expenditure was for constructing and maintaining roads and bridges not in the state highway system.
The very small towns lost population during the period studied, and their expenses per capita increased more rapidly than those of the larger towns.
Maine Development Commission
Maine has so much to offer the sportsman that it is possible to list only a small part of its attractions in a booklet of this character.
Olof O. Nylander
For the past three or four years, I have had the privilege of accompanying Mr. Nylander on many of his field trips of exploration, and during the past summer I was with him on several trips to the locality known to the natives hereabout, as the Salmon Brook Bog. The purpose of these trips was to determine whether a small unknown pond lily still grew in the marshy inlet of Salmon Brook Lake. This lily, Castalia Tetragona, was discovered there many years ago by Mr. Nylander , who wished to check this previous discovery before printing the following article.
I am neither a botanist nor a geologist, but I have gathered some very definite facts from these trips with Mr. Nylander regarding the natural resources of Maine, and also about the man who really knows the plant life and mineral deposits of this section of the state. The work of publicizing and advertising the vast array of plants, fossils, and minerals collected by Mr. Nylander has begun, and a museum is soon to be built in the town of Caribou to house this collection. When this wealth of material is publicly displayed in proper surroundings, scientific minds will acclaim the discoveries and congratulated the discoverer, and you and i as laymen, will at least realize the industry and knowledge possessed by the man who made the collection.
Aroostook County will be better known and longer remembered because of the life and work of Olof O. Nylander.
A resident of Caribou, Maine, Walter Dale Currier
January 18, 1938
American Library Association
The steady and growing demand for exact specifications and pictures of book automobiles from city and county librarians who are considering this method of book service and who wish to profit by the experience of others, has led to this first effort to compile information on the subject and to present it in convenient form. The information given here is suggestive rather than conclusive. Some of the outstanding examples of several types of book automobiles are presented for those who are planning a book carrier. Special features are pointed out which appear to have merit. Fuller information may often be had from the library that owns the car. Since the selection of the type, size and equipment of a book automobile must be made to suit climate, topography and road conditions of the locality in which it will be used, as well as the purpose, financial status and the personnel of the library, no recommendations except general ones are offered. Desirable characteristics can be chosen from the various cars and satisfactory combinations worked out.
The proposal of The Appalachian Trail was originally advanced in 1921 by Benton MacKaye of Shirley, Massachusetts. Forester, philosopher and dreamer, MacKaye, from his wanderings in the New England forests, had conceived the vision of a trail, which for all practical purposes should be endless. He gave expression to his plan in an article, The Appalachian Trail: An Experiment in Regional Planning, in the October 1921 issue of the Journal of American Institute of Architects. MacKaye's proposal "aroused interest among the outing clubs in the east and The Appalachian Trail Conference was formulated to transform this dream into a reality.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
V.6, no.11 of the company newsletter of the Bangor Hydro-Electric Company.
Focuses on the car operators for the Bangor Street Railway.
Michael Mayo Citrin
Nature's bounties have been so richly bestowed upon the State of Maine as to make the depiction, or even the description, of all of its myriad beauties an impossibility. No one volume, however large, however replete with words and pictures, could possibly suffice to accurately portray even a part of its scenic whole. Nor can any man-made medium of portrayal, whether pen, pencil, or artist's brush, hope to capture the matchless beauty of Maine's seashore, hills, fields, lakes and streams.
The author has herein done his humble best to depict in word and picture a few, a very few, of Maine's interesting places. If the contents of this volume may serve to give the visitor an incentive to explore Maine's captivating Eden; if it may revive, in the native, a memory of places seen, and enchanting hours spent, then the author has no apology -- save one -- to offer. And that apology must he, perforce, to Nature.
Maine Development Commission
From shimmering white sea sand of gently sloping beach to the rugged crest of inland mountain ; from placid lake waters to restless waves beating some off shore reef on the Atlantic ; from sturdy outline of pine and spruce to the delicate tracery of birch, poplar or elm; from romantic forest trail fast trod by Indian moccasin to modern concrete paved highways ; from the bustle of hurrying cities to the tranquillity of rural village or fishing hamlet; in fact from one end to the other, Maine is a fascinating combination of enticement for the holiday seeker.
Maine Publicity Bureau
Welcome Summer Visitor:
We are greatly pleased that you are considering Maine for your vacation -- a state that offers every opportunity for enjoyment at a cost surprisingly reasonable. You will find much information in this booklet.
Perhaps we can be of greatest assistance by finding the place to spend your vacation here in Maine at the price you want to pay. Is it a luxurious hotel, a moderate priced hotel, a camp in the big woods, a cottage by the sea or inland lake, A quiet farmhouse, an overnight camp or private house that is your preference -- tell us which it is that we may make further suggestions of interest.
Our tourist visitors constantly express surprise that so satisfactory a vacation can be enjoyed in Maine at such a moderate cost. It costs very little more than to stay at home-you can make it cost what you wish -- depending on whether you want to keep "on the go" or just laze around and enjoy doing so.
Harrie B. Coe
Mildred C. Green, Alice E. Fowler, Grace F. Dodge, and Josephine Wilhelm Wickser
Perhaps a better title would be "A Political, Historical, Cultural, Geographic, Maritime, Religious, and Romance Map of the State of Maine." Hundreds of facts about the Pine Tree State displayed in the side border panels as well as on the map proper.
Map is displayed in two halves and four quarters to accommodate better readability. Full size versions of map are easily found via Internet search.
Comrades of All Wars: Bangor --- It's People and History. Memorial Book, Norman N. Dow Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Hugh V. Knox
It is the editor's fondest hope, through the presentation of this book, that there may be brought a new point of view upon the cherished memories of the past, and in this broadened perspective find a new inspiration to greater things for Bangor in the future. Not to the great men nor even the students of local history, are these fragments offered; but to those thousands of people here who know their names, but whose angle of vision has been obstructed or even deflected so that they missed the struggle, the hardships, the forebearance, the heroism and the undaunted fortitude of the past that presents to them opportunities for a new and finer vision.
Maine Development Commission
Outlines the when, where, and how of fishing, hunting, and paddling through Maine circa 1935. Features the laws, locations, and best times for recreational spots throughout the state. Photos and maps are included.
Bangor On Its Centennial Turns Back the Pages of Its History: Bangor Daily Commercial Special Issue, February 1934
Bangor Daily Commercial
Newspaper clippings from a February 1934 issue of the Bangor Daily Commercial commemorating the first 100 years of Bangor, Maine's history as a city. Features many historical narratives and photographs of Bangor sites and citizens.
Presented as-is. Many pages are yellowed and missing a corner or two. Enlarging the pages is recommended to fully enjoy and learn Bangor's history.
Bangor Daily News
A compelling telling of Bangor's first century as a city. Tons of facts, photographs, and anecdotes about the city, including reminiscences of several residents in their late 90s who had seen Bangor bloom from a small city to a logging industry-fueled booming metropolis.
These clippings are presented as-is. Some corners are missing from many pages of the library's copy. Many pages have yellowed and are not easily read. The library has all of this material on microfilm if further investigation is desired.
Elmar T. Boyd
Details the history of the Bangor Public Library, explains the financial operation of the library, explains the need for expansion, lists the rules for the library, and lists the branches of the library to date.
Maynard W. Quimby
Levi Merrick Stewart, teacher, capitalist, lawyer, and philanthropist, was born in Corinna, Maine on the tenth day of December 1827. His birthplace, a log house which was located about two and one-half miles southeast of Corinna Village, has long since been replaced by a set of farm buildings. He spent his boyhood days in his native town and received his early education there. His parents intended that he should become a minister, but he was not destined to follow such a career.
Wilbur Daniel Spencer
This volume contains a more or less nomadic collection of verse, produced throughout a period of forty years in an otherwise active life. It represents selected subjects, several of which have never been offered for publication. Some have elicited favorable comment; others have been reprinted in books and magazines or preserved in the scrap books of friends and acquaintances. A few have been declaimed on various occasions. It is the sincere hope of the subscriber that the book may find a permanent place in the esteem of the reading public.
W. D. S.
Augusta, Maine, December 19, 1934.
Panthéon de la guerre; panorama of the world war and its heroes, the largest painting in the world, 402 feet long--45 feet high, painted by twenty-eight famous French artists, assisted by more than one hundred other artists under the direction of Pierre Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste-Francois Gorguet and ...
The "Panthéon de la Guerre" was the world's largest painting ever produced upon its unveiling in 1918. The painting contained over 5,000 life-size portraits of war heroes, royalty and government officials, predominantly French, from the Allies of World War I.
Painting in book folds out to nearly ten feet, with description on the reverse side of reproduction of the painting. All text and images are presented as best as possible given size and condition of book.
Frank C. Hinckley
It is proposed to develop for recreational and health about 100,000 acres of forest land extending eastward from the shore of Moosehead Lake to Katahdin Iron Works and Lake Onawa, in the following manner:
1. Purchase of about 70,000 acres of land.
2. A scenic toll road of about 35 miles extending from Moosehead Lake over Lily Bay and Katahdin Iron Works Mountains to Katahdin Iron Works and the public highway in Brownville, supplemented by a branch road of 13 miles from Katahdin Iron Works along the slope of Chairback Mountain Range to the public highway at Lake Onawa and by additional roads or trails to principal lakes of the tract and other points of recreational interest, totalling about 70 miles.
3. A modern recreational hotel on the shore of Moosehead Lake supplemented by a series of camps and camp grounds along the route of the proposed toll road or its branches.
4. The sale of developed and undeveloped land for private camps around hotel or camp centers and elsewhere.
5. A health organization for persons in ill health who are not contagious or hospital cases, based on supervision of a physician, supplemented by a host who shall carry out physicians' prescriptions for exercise as recreational activity.
Frank C. Hinckley / 39 Hammon Street / Bangor, Maine
January 14, 1932 / Amended March 19, 1932 / Amended April 20, 1932
William Otis Sawtelle and Maine Development Commission
Beginning of Prologue:
The call of the Sea, for countless ages, has been answered by men of daring. Just how many centuries ago the prows of European ships ploughed the waters of the Gulf of Maine no one can say. As the trade of the world grew in magnitude, there were many mariners who sought an ocean route to the East. There were very good reasons for maritime activities. "The desire of Riches in some," as Samuel Purchase wrote over three centuries ago, "of Knowledge in others hath long whetted men's industries to find out a more compendious way to the East Indies by a shorter route than the usual passage.''
Archie Lee Talbot
"Truth crushed to earth shall rise again the eternal years of Gd are hers."
Many facts relating to Governor John Carver have come to light since we made an address in the Congress of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1927, when we made the statement, "There would have been no Mayflower Pilgrims but for Rev. John Robinson." We now know there would have been no Mayflower Pilgrims but for John Carver, who was the leader of the movement in Holland to come to America. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, about 1576, and spent his early life in business, moving to London about 1603, where he acquired, in trade, what for those days was a considerable fortune. Emigrating to Holland in 1609, he joined the Pilgrims at Leyden, probably in 1610-11. His high character, his stern piety, his maturity (most of them were young men) gave him place at once among the leaders, and soon he was made a deacon of the church; his financial ability enabled him to finance the congregation in part at least, and explains, perhaps, the purchase of the Great House in which his brother-in-law Rev. John Robinson, the pastor lived, and in which the congregation worshipped.
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment
When national prohibition was adopted it was never contemplated that our federal courts and prosecuting agencies would have to be greatly expanded to handle the 70,000 criminal and civil cases a year made necessary by prohibition. Formerly, the federal jurisdiction in the criminal field was practically restricted to offenses against the federal government and to offenses which were distinctly of an interitate character.
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad
Facts at a Glance:
Mount Katahdin is 5,273 feet above sea level.
Mount Katahdin is one of the three highest mountains facts east of the Rockies.
Mount Katahdin is reached by the Bangor and Aroostook rail road from Norcross, Millinocket and Stacyville stations.
Mount Katahdin also can be reached by the Bangor and Aroostook railroad to Greenville, thence overland to the Penobscot's West Branch and down the West Branch to Abol stream 12 miles below Ripogenus. Still another route is from Ripogenus dam by road to Harrington Lake; across the lake to Kidney Pond and thence by the Hunt Trail to Mt. Katahdin.
Mount Katahdin has attractions that provide a program for a prolonged stay by the enthusiast. The minimum trip is two days, a day in the ascent, overnight on the mountain and return the second day. The Mt. Katahdin country, the vast expanse over which Katahdin dominates, is one of the outstanding sections of the Maine woods for fishing and hunting and canoeing and for general vacation pleasures.
Mount Katahdin offers opportunities for exceptional sport for the devotee of mountain climbing. Its variety of approaches and routes offers relatively easy traveling or some sporty scrambling, depending upon choice of the mountaineer planning to make the ascent.
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