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Alna

Location Map for Alna

Head Tide village, poet Edwin Arlington Robinson’s birthplace, is a “small, picturesque river community with many … well-preserved 19th century buildings.” Video. Alna is home to the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington narrow gauge railway museum. The Sheepscot River runs through the town, the site of canoe trips from Whitefield to Wiscasset. Continue reading

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April 6

Common Flicker at Marsh River Bog Preserve, Newcastle (April 2009)

April 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 1807 Maine towns vote on separation from Massachusetts. 100 … Continue reading

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Coatsworth, Elizabeth

Chimney Farm Conservation Easement Notice (2008)

Selected works . . . Cricket and the Emperor’s Son (1962) The Giant Golden Book of Dogs, Cats, and Horses: 61 stories and poems. (1957) The House of the Swan (1959) Knock at the Door (1931) The Trunk (1941) The … Continue reading

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Coffin, Robert

Works by R. P. T. Coffin Christchurch (1924) Book Of Crowns And Cottages (1925) Dew And Bronze (1927) A Book Of Seventeenth-Century Prose (1929) An Attic Room (1929)Golden Falcon (1929) Laud, Storm Center Of Stuart England (1930) The Dukes Of … Continue reading

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Crosby, William G.

William G. Crosby (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1805-1881) was born in Belfast on September 10, 1805. He was educated at Belfast Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College just before his eighteenth birthday. He was the first person born in Belfast to receive a college education. His contemporaries … Continue reading

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December 22

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 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 1864 Governor (1844, 1847-1850) John W. Dana, a … Continue reading

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Fisher, Jonathan

Jonathan Fisher House (2003)

(1768-1847) was, according to The Art of Jonathan Fisher, 1768-1847, “an uncommon common man, the nineteenth century pastor of a little Maine town. More than his occupation or the locale may suggest, Fisher was a universal man–inventor, farmer, architect and … Continue reading

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Gardiner

Location Map for Gardiner

on the Kennebec River, it is named for Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, an early proprietor and developer who brought settlers too the area in 1754. See photos. Notable residents included Revolutionary War General Henry Dearborn, Dr. Gideon Stinson Palmer, author Laura E. Richards, and poet Edwin Arlington Robinson. Continue reading

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Hawthorne, Works

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s works . . . Fanshawe, 1828 My Kinsman, Major Molineux; Roger Malvin’s Burial, 1832 (stories) Young Goodman Brown, 1835 Twice Told Tales, 1837(expanded 1842) Grandfather’s Chair, 1841 Famous Old People, 1841 Liberty Tree, 1841 Biographical Stories For Children, … Continue reading

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July 9

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

July 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 1783 Birth date of Cornelius Holland, delegate to … Continue reading

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

His Work . . . Hyperion, a prose romance and Voices of the Night (1839) “Psalm of Life,” a poem (1839) Ballads and Other Poems, including “The Skeleton in Armor” (1841) Ballads and Other Poems (1842) Poems on Slavery (1842) … Continue reading

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MacDougall, Arthur R., Jr.

(1896-19??) was born in the rural and forested community of Enfield on August 16, 1896, the son of a master carpenter. His father had emigrated from Scotland and, in the “new world” had evangelical ministry. His mother was Nellie Rosilla … Continue reading

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March 18

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 1803 Birth date of Governor Abner Coburn in … Continue reading

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May 3

Sheep at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick (May 2010)

May 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 1813 Birth date of Lot M. Morrill, a … Continue reading

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Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Camden Harbor from Mount Battie (2001)

(1892-1950) was born in Rockland on February 22, 1892 and moved to Camden with her family when she was twelve, graduated from Camden High School, then from Vassar College. Her mother, divorced, had little money for her three daughters, but … Continue reading

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November 6

The Selectmen

November 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 1790 James Bowdoin II, after whom Bowdoin College is … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The following winners have Maine roots from birth or residence. Author Year Category Title Laura E. Richards 1917 Biography Julia Ward Howe Booth Tarkington 1919 Literature The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington 1922 Literature Alice Adams Edwin Arlington Robinson 1922 Poetry … Continue reading

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Robinson, Edwin Arlington

E. A. Robinson House (2003)

Amaranth (1934) Avon’s Harvest (1921) Captain Craig: A Book Of Poems (1903) Cavender’s House (1929) The Children of the Night: a Book of Poems (1897) Dionysus In Doubt : A Book Of Poems (1925) The First Seven Years (1930) Fortunatus … Continue reading

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Willis, Nathaniel P.

Selected works American Scenery, Or, Land, Lake And River Illustrations Of Transatlantic Nature, Vols. I and II (1840) Canadian Scenery Illustrated (1842) The Convalescent (1859) Dashes At Life With A Free Pencil (1845) Famous Persons And Places (1854) Fugitive Poetry … Continue reading

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