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Jarvis, Leonard

(1781-1854) a U.S. Representative, was born in Boston on October 19, 1781, attended the common schools, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1800. He moved to Surry and later became sheriff of Hancock County (1821-1829) and was collector of … Continue reading

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Mount Desert, Fires of 1947

Through the summer and into the fall of 1947 Maine received only 50% of its normal rainfall. Vegetation dries; water supplies dwindled. But the autumn rains never came and by mid-October, Mount Desert Island was experiencing the driest conditions ever … Continue reading

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