Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Lexington of the Seas

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about an old library book by The Maine Writers Research Club.  The book is now long overdue at the library, but the library staff are lenient with me.  I find if I put … Continue reading

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The Vienna Union Hall

I had never heard of the Vienna Union Hall until Peter Miller died.  I don’t remember how I heard the news of Miller’s death either, although it was a regional news story when it happened. Peter Miller lived on his … Continue reading

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The Magazine of Maine

In March, while pushing my grocery cart towards the Food City registers, I caught a glimpse of Maine’s number one rusticator smiling at me from the April, 2017 cover of Down East magazine.  A text-box said the issue was “guest-edited … Continue reading

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A Fine Sort of Man

On April 22, 1928, The Portland Sunday Telegram published a “special despatch” on the construction of Lewiston’s Saint Mary’s Church, located on the corner of Oxford and Cedar Streets.  An architectural rendering of the church was included with a formal … Continue reading

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The Slate Quarry

My research and writing about the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine over the last three months has covered a few topics about which I’d never given much thought.  Following a story idea and a freak April … Continue reading

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The Met for Maine Folk

The Androscoggin Historical Society, an impressive collection of artifacts and information, is located in the Androscoggin Country Courthouse.  The building complex includes court rooms, a jail, and many county offices such as the Probate Court and Registry.  According to Douglas … Continue reading

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