Posts Tagged With: images of America

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 Raymond and Casco Told Through Photographs

Authors Martha Watkins Glassford and Pamela Watkins Grant are fifth-generation residents of Raymond and Casco and are active members of the Raymond-Casco Historical Society.

Raymond and Casco

by Martha Watkins Glassford, Pamela Watkins Grant

Images of America Series

Price: $21.99

128 pages/ softcover

Available: June 27, 2011

For Immediate Release

Media inquiries contact: Gervase Kolmos, Sales and Marketing Specialist

843.853.2070 x 181 gkolmos@arcadiapublishing.com

History of Raymond and Casco Told Through Photographs

Local authors team up on new book

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Raymond and Casco from local authors Martha Watkins Glassford and Pamela Watkins Grant. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images primarily from the Raymond-Casco Historical Society’s archives, illustrating the history of these towns and the struggles and triumphs of their early residents.

Early residents in Raymond and Casco pioneered the land, building roads and carving a life out of the wilderness. In the late 1800s, local manufacturers harvested and sold ice blocks. Later residents built yachts and established radio communications. Local poets and authors like Martin Dibner and Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote of characters and folklore.

The many vintage photographs in Raymond and Casco depict hardworking men and women in their corn shops, blacksmith shops, sawmills, schools, and places of worship, taking readers back in time to a way of life that is since long gone.

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 Damariscotta Lake Through Photographs

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Media inquiries contact:

Gervase Kolmos, Sales and Marketing Specialist

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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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