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History of St. Albans, Maine (2003 Revised Edition)
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History of St. Albans, Maine (2003 Revised Edition). Gladys M. Bigelow and Ruth McGowan Knowles. St. Albans, or township No. 5 was first surveyed in 1794, as a part of Massachusetts which later became the state of Maine. 'Tradition states Township No. 5 was first called Berlin, then Fairhaven, and finally St. Albans.' This book chronicles the history of St. Albans, from its 'formative years' in the 1790s to its thriving life in the 1980s. Each chapter covers a different aspect of the town, from its leading citizens to its industries and social organizations to its holidays and its role in this country's many wars since the American Revolution. Photos, illustrations, and transcripts of poems, diaries, and other documents add their own 'voice from the past.' Originally published in 1982, this revised edition by Ruth McGowan Knowles contains 56 pages of new data including deaths, marriages, military news, current businesses, as well as additional poetry, biography and illustrations. With a fitting dedication to Gladys Knowles, the new addendum enhances this already invaluable tribute to one historical town in Maine. 2003, 5.5 x 8.5, illus., maps, paper, 482 pp.