Posts Tagged With: Arcadia Publishing

Civil War Happenings in Maine & More!

Time tour looks at Deer Isle 150 years ago
Island Ad-Vantages
A Maine Town in the Civil War, by Vernal Hutchinson, with anecdotes such as this one, was the topic of a talk at the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society July 23 on the occasion of the annual Touring Through Time event held by area historical

Rachel Field — poet, writer, daughter of Maine
Bangor Daily News
As a result, her legacy is a cherished part of local history around the Cranberry Islands of Maine, of which Sutton is a part. The folks from Great Cranberry Island Historical Society have dedicated a good portion of their wonderful museum to Rachel

Barker book to explore Portland’s Irish in the Civil War
Portland Daily Sun
By David Carkhuff At age 8, Matthew Jude Barker began tracing his family history. At age 11, he joined the Maine Historical Society. So it may come as no surprise that Barker today is immersed in writing not just one but two books on Irish history.

Weekly calendar, Aug. 4, 2011
Bangor Daily News
BREWER — Brewer Historical Society, Clewley Museum, Civil War history and artifacts, 1-3 pm Thursdays, 199 Wilson St. CORINTH — Corinth Historical Society Museum, 2-7 pm Wednesdays, Main Street. HAMPDEN — Hampden Historical Society, Katherine

Museum slide talk to be held in Owls Head
Bangor Daily News
OWLS HEAD, Maine — A slide talk by the Penobscot Marine Museum’s photo archivist Kevin Johnson will be held at 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive. The talk, sponsored by the Mussel Ridge Historical Society

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History of Bar Harbor Told Through PostcardsEarle Shettleworth pens new book
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History series is Bar Harborfrom local author Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. The book boasts more than 200 vintage postcards and memories of days gone by.By 1898, when the production of picture postcards began, Bar Harbor had become one of America’s leading summer resorts and second only to Newport, RI, in wealth and social standing. For the next six decades, the postcard recorded the transformation of this coastal island community into a middle class tourist destination.

Grand hotels, seaside mansions, and elegant gardens made way for roadside cabins and motels catering to automobile travelers. Bar Harbor features many never-before-published postcards from the collections of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, the Bar Harbor Historical Society, and the Penobscot Marine Museum.

Join the Author for the Following Events!

Sherman’s Books and Stationery

Saturday, August 13

6 – 8 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Bar Harborby Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.

Postcard History Series

Price: $21.99

128 pages/ softcover

Available: June 13, 2011

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Along Maine’s Appalachian Trail

For Immediate Release

Media inquiries contact: Gervase Kolmos, Sales and Marketing Specialist

843.853.2070 x 181

gkolmos@arcadiapublishing.com

Take a Hike Through History With New Local Book

Local author pens book on Maine’s Appalachian Trail


The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Along Maine’s Appalachian Trail from local author David B. Field. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images primarily from the MATC archives, Maine State Library, and the author’s personal files.

Maine native Myron H. Avery recruited friends from Washington, D.C.; Maine forest and warden service personnel; guides and sporting camp operators; and the Civilian Conservation Corps to extend the Appalachian Trail through Maine, despite questions of whether it would be possible to carve a trail through the state’s wildlands. Volunteers of Maine’s Appalachian Trail Club, created by Avery in 1935, have since maintained the trail, built shelters, relocated more than half of the original hastily constructed route, and taken on the task of managing the trail’s protection corridor.

Along Maine’s Appalachian Trail illustrates the rich history of the trail’s rugged mountains and vast forests, which have provided a livelihood for generations of workers and communities.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

(888)-313-2665.

Along Maine’s Appalachian Trail
by David B. FieldImages of America SeriesPrice: $21.99128 pages/ softcover

Available: June 27, 2011

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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History of Damariscotta Lake Through Photographs

For Immediate Release

Media inquiries contact:

Gervase Kolmos, Sales and Marketing Specialist

843.853.2070 x 181

gkolmos@arcadiapublishing.com

History of Damariscotta Lake Told Through Photographs

Local authors team up on new book

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Damariscotta Lake from local authors Edmée Déjean, Julia McLeod, Mary Sheldon and Marilyn Speckmann. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Damariscotta Lake, the link between the towns of Jefferson, Newcastle, and Nobleboro, has always had a unique allure. Each spring, thousands of alewives return from the Atlantic Ocean to struggle up the fish ladder at Damariscotta Mills and reach their traditional spawning grounds. Many early settlers made a living through shipbuilding, milling, farming, and harvesting ice, wood, and alewives.

Join the Authors for the Following Events!

Castlebay Concert

At the Old Jefferson Town House

Thursday, July 14

DLWA Annual Meeting

At the Willow Grange in Jefferson

Sunday, July 17

Barnes & Noble #2742 – Augusta

Friday, August 12

7 p.m.

*Joint signing with the author of Jay

Maine Coast Bookshop

Tuesday, August 16

11 a.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

(888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.

 

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History of Jay Through Photographs

For Immediate Release

Media inquiries contact: Gervase Kolmos, Sales and Marketing Specialist

843.853.2070 x 181

gkolmos@arcadiapublishing.com

History of Jay Told Through Photographs

Local author pens new book on Maine town

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Jay from local author Tamara N. Hoke. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Jay is a small town with a grand history. The town was comprised of a number of villages, which served as self-sufficient communities, many with their own main streets. Among these villages were North Jay, East Jay, Bean’s Corner, and others that are still referred to by inhabitants today.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Jay was home to a number of different types of mills, factories, and other industries, including the North Jay granite quarries, Noyes and Lawrence sawmill, Hutchinson and Lane lumber steam mill, Alvin Record’s mill, Jay Wood Turning Company, a canning factory, International Paper pulp and paper mills, and a carriage factory. Many immigrants came to Jay to work in the numerous industries. Some were temporary workers, and others made Jay their home. Among the nationalities were French Canadians, Italians, Lithuanians, Czechs, Poles, and Finns.

Join the Author for the Following Events!

Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers

Thursday, August 4

7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble #2742 – Augusta

Friday, August 12

7 p.m.

*Joint signing with the authors of Damariscotta Lake

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

(888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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History of Bar harbor Told Through Postcards

History of Bar Harbor Told Through Postcards

By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.

Bar Harbor, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888) 313-2665

Isbn 978-0-7385-7483-7

Arcadia’s latest Maine postcard book is now available! Written by two-time Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., the History of Bar harbor is an excellent pictorial of Bar Harbor’s illustrious past. Filled with images and rich narration you can relive the glorious past of this destination community from Maine’s bygone days.

Shettleworth divides the book into nine sections covering topics from transportation to the community, its downtown area, public buildings and private mansions as well as her legendary hotels and latter day rental cabins and motels. Also covered is the social and recreational life of the latter 19th and early 20th century, the 1947 fire that devastated the area and scenic vistas.

If you love Maine history as much as I do, this book, as well as Arcadia’s many other Maine postcard pictorials will make a great addition to your library.

Check back here next week for a full review on this book, or pick one up today at your local retailer, or you can buy it online.

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