Along Old Canada Road, Maine (Postcard History Series)
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Along Old Canada Road, Maine (Postcard History Series)

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by James E. Benson
     
 


Beginning in the town of Solon, Old Canada Road winds for nearly 80 miles through the Upper Kennebec and Dead River Valleys before ending at the Canadian border. Following ancient aboriginal trails and early trade routes to Quebec City, Old Canada Road was traveled by Benedict Arnold and his army of 1,100 men in their failed 1775 quest to capture Quebec. By the…  See more details below

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Beginning in the town of Solon, Old Canada Road winds for nearly 80 miles through the Upper Kennebec and Dead River Valleys before ending at the Canadian border. Following ancient aboriginal trails and early trade routes to Quebec City, Old Canada Road was traveled by Benedict Arnold and his army of 1,100 men in their failed 1775 quest to capture Quebec. By the mid-19th century the small villages along the route grew as the immigration of French Canadians blossomed and logging became a major industry in the region. This pristine wilderness also became a sportsman's paradise, attracting wealthy families from Boston, New York, and beyond. Today the Forks and West Forks cater to a new breed of sport as the center of white-water rafting on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. The region is a major hub for snowmobiling, hunting, and hiking throughout the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738556659
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/23/2008
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,182,136
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author and historian James E. Benson has been a visitor and seasonal resident of the region for over 40 years. Drawing on an extensive personal postcard collection, as well as contributions from local residents and organizations, he presents a look back at a rugged and simple life along Old Canada Road.

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Along Old Canada Road, Maine (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DerekC More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was terrific. The pictures served to bring the Canada Road back to life and the author winds you down the road like a skilled chauffer would, only this author is driving a time machine. If anybody you know enjoys old New England, especially Northern New England, then they would enjoy this book. Or, if you have ever driven through the area and wondered aloud "I wonder what that used to be?" then this book is for you.