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Browne, Charles F.

Charles Farrar Browne born in Waterford on April 26, 1836. His father operated a store in Waterford, engaged in farming and did some surveying. Browne attended local schools and, though he did well, he was more likely to be a … Continue reading

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Day, Holman

Publications Up in Maine: Stories of Yankee Life Told in Verse (1900; his first book of poems)* The Legend of Frenche’s Isle (1900) An Edict in Modern Acadia (1901) Pine Tree Ballads: Rhymed Stories of Unplaned Human Natur’ Up in … Continue reading

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Gould, John

Selected works .  .  . Pre-Natal Care for Fathers(1941) The House That Jacob Built(1947), in which Gould rebuilds the house his grandfather built and tells about the family that’s lived there And One to Grow on: Recollections of a Maine … Continue reading

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March 6

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1787 Incorporation of the towns of Limerick and … Continue reading

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Nye, Edgar Wilson

a descendent of Benjamin Nye who came from England in 1635, was an American humorist born in the town of Shirley. He moved to Wisconsin with his family when he was two. Nye was a satirist and comic lecturer, who … Continue reading

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September 1

Farm Stand in Westfield on U.S. Route 1 (September 2001)

September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1846 Henry David Thoreau leaves Bangor heading north to … Continue reading

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September 14

Farm Stand in Westfield on U.S. Route 1 (September 2001)

September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1852 Birth date in Buckfield of Seba Smith, considered … Continue reading

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Smith, Seba

was born in 1792 at Buckfield in western Maine.  He graduated in Bowdoin College’s  class of 1818 and went on to establish Maine’s first daily newspaper, the Portland Courier. Smith created Major Jack Downing, a character he used in his … Continue reading

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