Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

1817 Birth date of Henry David Thoreau, who traveled to Maine, climbed Mount Katahdin, and wrote of his travels in the state
1872
Birth date of John G. Utterback, councilman, alderman, and mayor of Bangor, then a member of Congress in the 1930’s
1886 Edwin Flye, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of James G. Blaine, dies
1913
Incorporation of the Town of Connor, now a township in Aroostook County
1915 Alden J. Blethen, a media baron in the early years of the 20th century, dies
1975
The Katahdin hauls 6,000 cords of pulpwood in the “Last Log Drive” on Moosehead Lake.
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