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.
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.
Charles Edward Banks
I hope that none of the members in present attendance at this meeting has been lured from his comfortable den by the announcement of the title of my contribution for today as an offering to revive the highly controversial topic of the character, purpose and continuity of the Popham Colony which settled on the Maine coast in 1607. Members whose memory runs back three score years can recall the almost riotous interchange of verbal encounters which signalized the dedication of a tablet by the Maine Historical Society in memory of the first formal settlement undertaken by Englishmen on a bleak and forbidding promontory at the mouth of the Kennebec River.
Henry Felton Huse
A collection of poems about Maine, including many referencing specific towns and geographical features of Maine such as Waterville, Augusta, Portland, Camden, Sebec, Skowhegan, Dover-Foxcroft, Monson, Springvale, North Haven, Pulpit Harbor, Katahdin, Garland Pond, Moosehead, and Kineo.
Shore Line Electric Company
We, the undersigned, Harry L. Wheelden, Charles P. Conners,Elwood L. Kimball, W. Herbert Bragg, all of Bangor, County of Penobscot, State of Maine, J. Sherman Douglas of Lamoine, County of Hancock, and Winfield S. Stratton, and Hervey B. Scammon, both of Hancock, in the County of Hancock, State of Maine, hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of Maine, to be called The Shore Line Electric Company.
The purposes of said corporation are: To make, generate, sell, distribute, and supply electricity for lighting, heating, manufacturing, and mechanical purposes in the adjoining towns of Trenton, Lamoine, Hancock, Franklin, Sullivan, Sorrento, Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, and Prospect Harbor located in the County of Hancock and State of Maine, and Steuben, Unionville, Milbridge, Cherryfield, Harrington, Addison, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Jonesport, Jonesboro, and Whitneyville, in the County of Washington, State of Maine but without authority to furnish its service in or to any city or town in or to which another corporation, person or association is furnishing or is authorized to furnish a similar service, without the consent of the Public Utilities Commission, or unless authorized by special act of the legislature.
November 5, 1924
Bangor & Aroostook Railroad
Mount Katahdin is the o'ertopping feature of the state of Maine which stands conspicuously among the states because of its wealth of natural attractions. It is the center of a vast forest expanse which stretches forth from the mountain's base, and Katahdin's domain is rich in lakes and streams and lesser heights. Katahdin, or Ktaadn as the mountain's name sounds in the pronunciation of the Indian dialects, means "the greatest mountain," and no more appropriate title could be given it..
Francis T. Wiggin and Fred Lincoln Hill
Text and music by Frances T. Wiggin. Arranged by Fred Lincoln Hill.
Maine Publicity Bureau
Maine invites you to enjoy the glories of her forests, the beauty of her thousands of lakes and hills, the music of her brooks, the clamor of her streams, the sweep of her great rivers, and the majesty of her rock-bound coast and sea-girt islands.
Nowhere is scenery more varied and charming. Nowhere is summer more congenial. Nowhere dwells a more hospitable people.
Maine extends a cordial invitation and assures you a friendly welcome whether you come for a week, for the summer or as a year around resident. Come by train, by boat, by motor. If by motor, you'll find well-marked motor-trails and highways on which sixty millions of dollars have been expended during the last ten years, and for whose upkeep and improvement the last legislature made available funds amounting to eighteen millions.
You'll find Maine a state of great natural resources for the development of industry, a state with great areas of land of high fertility yielding potatoes, apples, peas and corn that set the world's standards, a state which after the roll of three centuries is still a land of promise and progress.
The latch-string is out. Come this year and every year to Maine, land of happy, remembered vacations and smiling skies.
Maine Development Commission, 1928
Dedicatory address of Hon. Ralph O. Brewster at the unveiling of the memorial to Hannibal Hamlin, Bangor, Maine
Ralph Owen Brewster
Opening of Address:
Hannibal Hamlin, An Apostle of Freedom,
Mr. Chairman and Friends:
The rugged, homespun State of Maine was never more aptly personified than in the one whose service we commemorate today. In the most tumultuous half-century in the history of America this man stood like a rock. Party, friends, traditions, all faded into insignificance before the principle for which he stood. In his early career when he was first a candidate for the Senate of the United States he failed of election by a single vote because he refused even to lift an eyebrow to indicate any weakening of his stand against the enslavement of his fellowmen.
At the pinnacle of his power, as second in command of the ship of state in the worst storm of its career, with utter selflessness, he used all his influence and powers of persuasion to emancipate the slave and was probably the first to hear the immortal document of Lincoln read to human ears.
Missing the Presidency of the United States by a scant six weeks, he could yet praise the man who had succeeded him and whose limitations he did not then understand. Here was a man who could quietly and calmly return to his Hampden home and accept a comparatively minor though lucrative position from the man who took his place.
American Bankers Association
Report a product of the Fifty-Second Annual Convention of the American Bankers Association, held October 4-7, 1926, in Los Angeles, California
Edward Everett Chase
The builders of Maine have been forgotten. The inspirational traditions which form the background of the recorded history of Maine have their sources in war and in politics. The younger generation, whose future must depend so largely upon the solution of economic problems, has been deprived of knowledge of the experience of its ancestors by the omission from Maine education, and, indeed, from Maine history, of accurate information bearing on the economic development of Maine. This volume, entitled, "Maine Railroads," has been prepared in response to this apparent need.
The railroad men of today will probably find this book of little practical value in their work. I have avoided the use of statistics and have consciously neglected the background of contemporary economic factors necessary for an expert understanding of railroad history. My purpose has been to prepare for the people of Maine a short story of Maine railroads, a story containing no more than an intelligent citizen of Maine ought to know.
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