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.
American Library Association
The school librarian should be your best adviser. Employ a well-trained one before you start building. Put her in touch with your architect and see that they work together. Consult also with the supervisor of libraries in your state department of education, with the librarian of your state, county or city library, or with the American Library Association, 86 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Bangor Chamber of Commerce
History gives the distinction of Bangor's first settler to Jacob Buswell who, in 1769, built a log hut near the present site of St. John's Catholic Church. Among the French and Indians, Bangor was known variously as Kadesquit, Conduskeag and, later, Kenduskeag. In 1776 there were some 75 persons, adults and children, resident in Kenduskeag Plantation, the settlement being in the neighborhood of Penjejawock stream, near Mt. Hope Cemetery. Following the close of the Revolutionary War, more settlers arrived and with them was the first pastor, Reverend Seth Noble, a native of Westfield, Mass.
Walter G. Hay
This undated (believed to be 1925) collection of over 200 black and white photographs of the State of Maine chronicles landscape and architectural beauty, as well as revealing social and leisure activities and wildlife of the state.
Three Quarters of a Century (1850-1925): Commemorating the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the Merchants National Bank of Bangor with an Account of Bangor's Early History
Merchants National Bank of Bangor
Presents a brief, yet revealing and commerce-focused history of Bangor prior to 1850. The founders, executives, board members, and several employees of Merchants are mentioned. Exterior and interior pictures and drawings of the bank are included. The building in West Market Square in Bangor is currently the location of Evenrood's restaurant.
Arthur Barnard Price
A collection of short poems about the Penobscot area. Titles of poems include "Eggemoggin Reach," "Deer Isle," "The Tide at Avalon," and "The Song of Blue Hill Bay."
Annie Haven Thwing
Many years ago, when I was happy to be able to pass the summers on Orr's Island, it interested me to try to learn something of its history and of the life of the inhabitants. Therefore I collected a number of facts from public records, and talking with the older people on the island gave me many interesting details. The following pages, though by no means all that I gleaned, contain what is thought may interest those now living on the island either as permanent residents or as summer visitors.
The State's Business : a Message to the People of Maine Delivered before the Eighth Annual Convention of the Maine Assessors by Percival P. Baxter, Governor of Maine; Augusta, November 12, 1924
Percival P. Baxter
A Message to the People of Maine Delivered Before the Eighth Annual Convention of the Maine Assessors, Augusta, November 12, 1924.
Assessors of Maine:
When the Chairman of our State Board of Assessors, Hon. Clement S. Stetson, invited me to speak upon this occasion I accepted because it is a privilege to discuss problems with men and women like yourselves who are deeply interested in State affairs. I have enjoyed the four Assessors conventions that I have attended (1921-1924) and am of the opinion that there is no gathering held within the State that has greater possibilities of good than this. You men and women are at the head of public affairs in your cities and towns and are in a position to exert a wholesome influence over public sentiment in your several communities.
Nathan Appleton Tefft
To the simple-living, home-loving people I meet and enjoy to be with; to the animals I know and pet and pat, and am rubbed and nosed by; to the birds that sing for me and with me; to the trees and flowers that give me of their balm and fragrance and inspire me; and to good old Maine, with her lakes and streams, hills and valleys, fresh air, blue skies, and sunshine, I affectionately dedicate what is between these covers.
Nathan Appleton Tefft
Reporter, City Editor, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief; forth years associated with the Lewiston Evening Journal. During this period his facile pen has been a strong factor in molding public opinion on all issues directly affecting the economic, political and cultural life of the state of Maine. The initials, A.G.S., today are recognized and beloved wherever the influence of New England's journalism is felt.
Among his innumerable friends is an appreciative group who believe that tribute to such a long and brilliant career should come during life. They have chosen this volume to bestow their tributes of esteem. Each in his own manner, combining as a whole a bouquet of delightful color and rare fragrance, they dedicate this volume to him of the gentle life, the kindly influence, whose words have touched the heart of humanity --- "A.G.S."
-- J.B. Wohlfarth, August, Maine, April 1924
Public Money for Public Purposes Only, No State Aid to Private Institutions: Message of Percival P. Baxter, Governor of Maine, to the Eighty-first Legislature, February 7, 1923
Percival P. Baxter
The Eighty-first Legislature has an unusual opportunity to stand for a great principle that is one of the foundation stones of this Republic. That principle is, that public money shall be used only for public purposes; in other words, that money taken from the people as taxes shall not be used for private purposes, no matter how worthy they may be.
In my Inaugural Address of January 4th I called attention to the rapid growth of the practice of granting "State Aid" to private schools, private hospitals and other institutions under private management. At that time I placed this question squarely before the Legislature and the people of Maine. The discussion that has ensued has assumed State wide proportions. This is well, for a vital principle needs to be discussed in every home and shop so that the truth that underlies it, if truth there be, may be brought to light.
Opposition has been aroused, misinformation has been spread abroad, and prejudices have been appealed to. The more the grain is beaten the sooner will the chaff be threshed out and blown away. There is no issue before our people of greater importance than this. Economy, water powers, roads and all other questions will take subordinate positions once the State Aid issue is thoroughly understood.
E. Howard Clock Company
This catalogue contains a few reproductions of the Howard line of Tower Clocks, the models shown herein being the result of over eighty years of specialization in Tower Clock manufacture.
During this time the reputation of E. Howard Clocks for dependability has become so enhanced, as the years have passed, that today they are the accepted standard, everywhere, and are recognized as the finest clocks in the world.
A collection of newspaper articles from 1923 detailing the snow sculptures Valentine Henneman built and displayed on the streets of Bangor, Maine. One article, from April 24, 1918, details Henneman's run-in in Haymarket Square with a man who thought Henneman was a German spy making strategic drawings of Bangor.
See the photographs at: https://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/books_pubs/342
Photographs of snow sculptures built by Bangor artist Valentine Henneman in the winter of 1923 and displayed on the streets of Bangor, Maine.
More information about Mr. Henneman available at: https://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/books_pubs/343/
Is your name Morrison? If so, it is something of which to be proud. Instead of being a common, ordinary, everyday, meaningless cognomen that name is very old and very distinguished. It is such that it would be an arduous task indeed for a person to live up to it for according to tradition you are of the royal blood of Norway.
State Finances. Message of Percival P. Baxter, Governor, to the Eightieth Legislature, State of Maine, March 10, 1921
Percival P. Baxter
The constitution of our state under Art. 5, Section 9, provides, that the Governor "shall from time to time give the Legislature information of the condition of the State, and recommend to their consideration such measures, as he may judge expedient.' Acting under this constitutional authority, l come before you with certain suggestions which may be of assistance to you in determining the financial policy of our State for the ensuing fiscal period of two and one-half years. At the outset I desire you to understand that I am fully aware of the division of power between the legislative and executive branches of government, and assure you that my brief service as an executive has not dulled my keen appreciation of legislative prerogatives, acquired after long service in both Senate and House.
Percival Proctor Baxter
"Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:
When your Committee invited me to appear before you and speak upon the proposed Mount Katahdin State Park, I accepted the invitation with pleasure, for I well knew there was no organization in our State to whom this project would appeal with more force than to the Maine Sportsmen's Fish and Game Association. You know the out-of-doors; you study the hillsides, the valleys, and the wild life of the woods, and you, of all our citizens, appreciate that spiritual, as well as physical, benefits are to be derived from a close contact with nature.
Mount Katahdin is located in the very heart of the great timberlands of Maine, the -"wild lands" as they usually are called, and in view of this it is fitting that in my remark~ I should outline to you the history of these wild lands, in which we are now beginning to take an interest. The history of these - lands is fascinating. It is a story of violent speculation in. which fortunes were lost and men's reputations ruined, and in which fortunes were won and great timber-owning families were established, and made wealthy for generations to come. It is a story of intrigue and corruption, where powerful and selfish men often took that to which they had no right, from those too weak to defend themselves and their property. It is a story in which the rights of the people in a princely inheritance were given away or bartered for a song, for the folly of which future generations forever will pay."
An address given by Hon. Percival P. Baxter of Portland, President of the Senate, at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Sportsmen's Fish and Game Association Hall of Representatives, State Capitol Augusta, Maine, January 27, 1921
One hundredth anniversary of Maine's entrance into the union: official program of state celebration, Portland, June 26th to July 5th 1920
William Chapman Rogers
Saturday, June 26, 2 P.M.
Maine Centennial Exposition opens at Exposition Building, Portland
The Maine Centennial Exposition which opens today will continue through July 5th. It is held in the Portland Exposition Building located on Park Avenue and is open daily, except Sundays, from 10.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
The purpose of this Exposition is to show goods made and sold in the State of Maine; to foster unity of purpose among business men; to build up, strengthen and aid the industrial and agricultural interests, as well as develop Maine's wonderful resources.
It is being conducted for the Maine Centennial Committee by the State Chamber of Commerce and Agricultural League.
Control of the Government by the Railroads: Speeches of Hon. Ira G. Hersey on Maine in the House of Representatives
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
Sample of speech:
In the building up of these great railroad systems it necessarily followed that many promoters made themselves rich, and successful attempts were here and there made to wreck a railroad for the benefit of certain promoters.
But during the last 10 years much has been accomplished to place the railroad systems of the United States upon a sound financial basis, to prevent dishonesty in the conduct of the roads, and to place the supervision of the State and Nation over all these branches. This has been done by the establishment of the Interstate Commerce Commission, whose duty it Is to regulate the fares, charges, and conduct of interstate roads. Also, many States have through their legislatures established public utilities commissions, having authority In connection with the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate the charges and supervise the conduct of its railroads until today it is almost Impossible, under these laws and regulations, for a railroad company to water its stock, to issue stock and bonds, to establish unjust tolls and charges, or dispose of its franchises and property or to encumber the same without the consent of these Federal and State commissions, and It Is no argument against the private ownership and operation of railroads that in the past there have been dishonest men in control of these lines of transportation.
Robert Berkeley Minor
Tom Mooney now languishes in a death cell at San Quentin, awaiting the hangman's snare. Unless Governor Stephens pardons him or President Wilson, as a war measure, takes the entire matter out of the hands of the California authorities, on the 23rd of August the Death March will begin. Mooney will be escorted to the gallows under heavy guard.
Robert "Bob" Minor
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
The text of two speeches presented in the House of Representatives by Ira Greenleaf Hersey of Maine. Speech one concerns conservation of food and fuel to support World War I efforts of the United States, which was delivered Monday, June 18, 1917. Speech two, delivered Saturday, June 23, 1917, features Hersey advocating for wartime probibition of liquor sales in the United States.
War-Risk Insurance: Speech of Hon. Ira G. Hersey of Maine in the House of Representatives, Monday, September 10, 1917
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
[Concerns H.R. 5723 to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the establishment of a Bureau of War-Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department" approved September 2, 1914]:
The result of the passage of this bill in its present form will entail a needless expense of millions upon the taxpayers of the country in this time of greatest need and while on every hand we are being exhorted by the administration to practice in legislation the most rigid economy.
The present bill and new bureau will also give shelter and power to a new army of place hunters and officeholders who will fatten at the expense of the people. Unless these objectionable features are eliminated from the bill, I can not consent to wrong the American soldier abroad and betray the rights of the people at home by giving it my support.
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