American Guide Series)
Title: Augusta- Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine . First Edition.
Seller ID: 7235
(American Guide Series). Augusta - Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine. Illustrated. (Augusta) : The Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1940. First Edition. Pp (4),-123,(1), +16 p.photos + folding map. 8vo, wrappers. In the American Guide Series. "This volume makes no attempt to present a comprehensive history of Augusta, the capital of Maine, or of Hallowell, the State's smallest incorporated city. Its principal purpose is to relate the interesting tale of the settlement and growth of the heart of the 'Valley of the Imperial Kennebec' — a story used in many forms by many writers. In compiling factual data for the book, the writers found many variancesin dates and interpretation of historical moments, but, as far as possible , they used only that which had the approval of local historical authorities." Contents: Preface; Tourist Information; Church Guide; The Cities Today;History; From Trading Post to Forest; A Town is Hewn from the Forest; Beca use of a Bridge A New Town is Born; Rival Towns Become Rival Cities; Towardthe Threshold of Tomorrow ; Augusta as Capiatl and County Seat; Kennebec, A Poem; Kennebec — The River that Twists like a Serpent; Augusta : Points of Interest; Hallowell : Points of Interest; Points of Interest in Environs;Chronology; With Bibliography and index. 1" piece at top of spine missing, else very good. 40.00