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An Address Delivered On The Twenty-Sixth Of May, 1836, The Centennial Anniversary Of The Settlement Of Gorham, Josiah Pierce Dec 1835

An Address Delivered On The Twenty-Sixth Of May, 1836, The Centennial Anniversary Of The Settlement Of Gorham, Josiah Pierce

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a speech given by Josiah Pierce at the centennial anniversary celebration of the settlement of Gorham, Maine. The speech includes references to the history of the Gorham region from 1675 to 1836, including brief biographies of the town's earliest settlers.


An Historical Sketch, Guide Book, And Prospectus Of Cushing's Island: Casco Bay, Coast Of Maine, William M. Sargent Dec 1835

An Historical Sketch, Guide Book, And Prospectus Of Cushing's Island: Casco Bay, Coast Of Maine, William M. Sargent

Maine Bicentennial

William M. Sargent's combination of a brief history about the discovery and settlement of Cushing's (or Cushing) Island combined with poetry and engravings depicting the island's landscape as well as scenes around Casco Bay. The volume includes bits of regional folklore. In the 20th and 21 Century, Cushing Island is privately owned.


A Copy Of An Act To Incorporate The Tobique Mill Company, Charles G. Wetmore Dec 1835

A Copy Of An Act To Incorporate The Tobique Mill Company, Charles G. Wetmore

Maine Bicentennial

Text of the act to incorporate the Tobique Mill Company as an international entity operating in both Fredrickton, New Brunswick, Canada and Maine. The company, established by George F. S. Burton, James Taylor, John F. Taylor, William H. Street, William P. Ranney, John A. Beckwith, Ephraim H. Lombard, and Thomas H. Howe with a capital stock of £75,000 divided into shares valued at £25 each.

The company contracted with the provincial government to purchase 100,000 acres of land along the Tobique River, including its tributary lakes and streams, in tracts of 10,000 acres. The document states, "It ...


Plan Of The Hinkley Township & Gore, John Gardner, Benjamin Gardner Dec 1835

Plan Of The Hinkley Township & Gore, John Gardner, Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map of Hinkley Township & Gore in Washington County, Maine, and includes Grand Lake featuring Dyer Cove and Grand Lake Stream. Scale: 160 Rods to an Inch.


An Introductory Lecture Delivered At The Opening Of The Bangor Lyceum, Nov. 15, 1836, Frederick Henry Hedge Dec 1835

An Introductory Lecture Delivered At The Opening Of The Bangor Lyceum, Nov. 15, 1836, Frederick Henry Hedge

Maine Bicentennial

The Bangor Lyceum was first established in November 1829 as a forum for members to attend lectures on various topics of interest. This pamphlet contains the text of Rev. Frederic Henry Hedge's introductory lecture of the 1836 season. Hedge frames his remarks in the period of sharp economic decline, known as The Crisis of 1839, as turbulence raged between the Democrats and Whigs over Jacksonian Economics and the general public attitude toward intellectualism during the period.

Frederic Hedge, 1805-1890, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and became a Unitarian minister, Transcendentalist, and was considered one of the leading scholars in ...