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Gazetteer of the State of Maine; With Numerous Illustrations
Gazetteer of the State of Maine
Product Code: US0339
Number of CDs: 1
Author: Geo. J. Varney
Pages: 632
Pub. Date: (1886) 2007
ISBN: 1933828900
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This early gazetteer of about 630 pages is principally an alphabetical description of "every town, plantation, mountain, lake, and bay" within the State of Maine along with its topography, boundaries, history, and statistics. In most cases, the author also details the original settlers, early churches and ministers, and other prominent citizens of each town.

This traditional 19th-century gazetteer is preceded by detailed history of the State comprising some 60 pages. In narrative style, the author describes the State as a whole and its bays, harbors, capes, islands, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, ponds, and other geographic features. An interesting section describes the Swedish Emigration of 1870, the solicitation of some 25 families from Sweden to populate the "wild lands" of the State. The successful settlement became known as "New Sweden" in Aroostook County.

Additional sections of the book describe the geology, climate, vegetation, native birds, fishes and other animals.
Note: This book is also among the 10 volumes in our popular Compendium of New England Gazetteers, which is available at 66% OFF the regular retail price of the individual books if purchased separately.
The author also to great lengths to itemize the early institutions with sections devoted to "Railroads and Telegraphs," "Civil Divisions and Population", "Government, Finances, and Military Organizations," "Charitable and Reformatory Institutions", "Education, Literature, and the Public Press." Further sections explore the religion of the State, the history of native Indians, and the civil history, including "The War of the Rebellion."

The author has compiled a valuable for reference for researchers who are interested in the early settlers and history of the State.

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The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

Gazetteer of the State of Maine; With Numerous Illustrations
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