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Handbook History of the Town of York (ME) : From Early Times to the Present
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Handbook History of the Town of York (ME) : From Early Times to the Present. Edward C. Moody. (1914) reprint, 2000, 5.5 x 8.5, index, paper, 269 pp. York is the native town of the writer of this volume, born within the sight and sound of the roaring sea; and I hope to present a biographical sketch of its birth, growth and maturity, that will be of interest and value. I wish to give, as far as within me lies, a faithful record of our wonderful past and present growth, and it has been for me a work of love...' The author opens with a transcript of the Charter for the 'Province of Mayne,' listing Sir Ferdinando Gorges as the 'Lord' of the province, then proceeds with the general early history. Moody covers: York in the Colonial War. Louisburg; the War of 1812; the Civil War; the Olde Gaol; the first Parish Meeting House; the York Harbor and Beach Railroad; York hospital; newspapers; schools; York as a summer resort; cotton and woolen mills; witchcraft, legends and traditions; the Norridgewock Expedition; William Hutchins - the last survivor of the Revolution; shipbuilding and sea captains; physicians and surgeons; the York Country Club and much more. A section of brief biographical sketches of York's prominent men with several lists of names. The text is filled with names and dates, including a list of 1861 York patriots, and a 'Civil List' of representatives. A portrait of the author, numerous brief excerpts from a variety of documents, and a fullname index enhance the value of this book. [M1455]