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Ellsworth History Book Sale

Through words and pictures, this book presents an overview of Ellsworth, Maine past and present. The book provides a glimpse into our community’s past, an examination of its properties on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as a profile of four community individuals. This is a visit to the Ellsworth of Yesterday and Today through 144 pages of intriguing and exciting text and 200 wonderful photographs. It will provide you with a look of the how and why Ellsworth began.

All proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit the Ellsworth Historical Society’s restoration of our building as well as the continued work of the historical society. We hope that you will purchase a book and show your support for the society and its work. Thank you.

This book sold originally for 39.95 now on sale for just 10.00 ! To purchase your copy please send a check or money order for $15.00 ($10.00 for the book and $5.00 shipping and handling) to:

The Ellsworth Historical Society
Pictorial History Book
PO Box 355
Ellsworth, ME 04605

or call Linda at 667-5716 or Terri at 667-8235 to pick up your copy at the museum for just 10.00 or be sure and pick one ( or more) up when you visit us!

This is a great deal and a wonderful way to show your support to the Historical Society! We are currently preparing to repair our brick facade, roof, gutters, windows and more this summer and can really use your support! As always donations are welcome and please visit us this summer, we are open Thursdays and Saturdays 10-3 or by appointment at the museum at 40 State Street , Ellsworth – The Old Hancock County Jail and Museum. Visit our website for more information http://ellsworthme.org/ellshistory/.

Thank you for helping to preserve our history!!!

From all the members and friends of the Ellsworth Historical Society.

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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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