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.
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.
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