Maine History
Contemporary: Other References


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Chadbourne, Ava Harriet. (1970). Maine place names and the peopling of its towns: Lincoln. Illustrated County Edition. Cumberland Press Inc., Portland, ME. IS.

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Coolidge, Olivia. (date unknown). Colonial entrepreneur:  Silvester Gardiner and the settlement of the Kennebec River Valley. Gardiner Library Association and Tilbury House, Gardiner, ME.

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Connolly, Michael C. (Spring 2002). To 'make this port Union all over': Longshore militancy in Portland, 1911-1913. Maine History. 41(1). pg. 41-60.

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Gillman, John D. (2001). Canned, a history of the sardine industry, part 1. Published by the author, PO Box 72, Lord's Cove, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Hassinger, Amy. (2001). Finding Katahdin: An exploration of Maine's past. University of Maine Press, Orono, ME.

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Leamon, James S. (1993). Revolution downeast, the war for American independence in Maine. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA.

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Quinn, William P. (1983). Shipwrecks around Maine: A collection of photographs and stories from the 1880's to the 1980's of marine disasters along the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. The Lower Cape Publishing Co., Orleans, MA. IS.

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Rivard, Paul E. (1987). Lion: The history of an 1846 locomotive engine in Maine. Maine State Museum and Machiasport Historical Society, Augusta, ME. IS.

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Saltonstall, William Gurdon. (1941). Ports of Piscataqua; soundings in the maritime history of the Portsmouth, N.H., customs district from the days of Queen Elizabeth and the planting of Strawberry Banke to the times of Abraham Lincoln and the waning of the American clipper. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

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    Sprague, Laura, Ed. (date unknown). Agreeable situations: Society, commerce, and art in southern Maine, 1780 - 1830. Publisher unknown.

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    Whitten, Maurice Mason. (1985). The gunpowder mills of Gorham, Maine. Printed by E. Robertson, Westbrook, ME.

    Whitten, Maurice Mason. (1990). The gunpowder mills of Maine. M.M. Whitten, Gorham, ME.

    Wiggin, Ruby Crosby. (1971). Big dreams and little wheels. Little Guy Press Inc., Auburn, ME. IS.

  • History of the Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad.
  • Willis, William. (1869). Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME. IS.

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