Early days in Lincoln County, ME, are recalled in this spiral bound book, comprised of a slightly abridged reprint of Chronicles of Lincoln County, R.B. Fillmore (1924), an excerpt from The Pine-Tree Coast by Samual Adams Drake (1891) and Maine, a Guide 'Down East', a product of the WPA (1937). The 87-page 11" x 8 1/2" book, is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Because of the larger size, each page of our book contains 2 pages from the original books. The "Chronicles" portion includes a brief general history of the county, followed by individual histories of each of the following communities: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Monhegan, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield and Wiscasset. Besides a brief history of the community, each section has a list of businesses. The excerpt from The Pine-Tree Coast is a colorful narrative/travelog with chapters titled: "Boothbay and About There" and "Monhegan on the Sea, Pemaquid the Fortress". The "WPA" section combines travel and history with visits to Wincasset, Newcastle, Damariscotta, Nobleboro, North Edgecomb, Edgecomb, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bristol, Pemaquid, New Harbor, South Windsor, North Whitefield, Union, South Hope, Jefferson, Squirrel Island, Monhegan Island, etc. The book includes many advertisements from local businesses, as well as number of photos and sketches of varying quality.
Lincoln County, ME
Sources: Chronicles of Lincoln County Maine
Authors: R.B. Fillmore
Original Publication Year: 1924
Original Publisher: Jackson County Historical Society
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