Eminent Mainers: Succint Biographies of Thousands of Amazing Mainers, Mostly Dead, and a Few People from Away Who Have Done Something Useful Within the State of Maine

Eminent Mainers: Succint Biographies of Thousands of Amazing Mainers, Mostly Dead, and a Few People from Away Who Have Done Something Useful Within the State of Maine

by Arthur Douglas Stover
     
 

Among others, you’ll meet Princess Salm-Salm, born Agnes Joy in 1840, who first achieved notoriety as a circus performer playing the accordion while riding a galloping horse, went on to marry a prince, and ended up the first woman awarded the Prussian Medal of Honor. Maine—boring? Never!
Maine is a rural backwater? Meet Hiram Abrams, born in Portland

Overview

Among others, you’ll meet Princess Salm-Salm, born Agnes Joy in 1840, who first achieved notoriety as a circus performer playing the accordion while riding a galloping horse, went on to marry a prince, and ended up the first woman awarded the Prussian Medal of Honor. Maine—boring? Never!
Maine is a rural backwater? Meet Hiram Abrams, born in Portland in 1878 the son of a Russian immigrant real estate broker, attended public schools, left school at age sixteen, sold newspapers, bought a cow and started a dairy — and eventually became the founder and president of United Artists. Or Aurelia Gay Mace, born in 1835 in Strong, a Shaker from an early age, credited with the invention of the wire coat hanger. Aurelia achieved national fame in 1890 when she mistook Charles Lewis Tiffany for a tramp, gave him lemonade, brushed his clothes, insisted that he sit down for the noon meal, and sent him off with a box lunch. Tiffany responded by sending her a set of engraved silver. Meet Milton Bradley who was born in Vienna (Maine) in 1836, educated at Harvard, worked as a mechanical engineer and patent solicitor, became interested in lithography, developed a board game, The Checkered Game of Life, and founded the Milton Bradley Company. Or Louise Bogan, who was born in Livermore Falls in 1897, moved to Greenwich Village as a young woman, took up the bohemian life,occasionally drove the get away car for a fur thief, and ended up as the poetry critic for the New Yorker Magazine. And many more...

Editorial Reviews

Maine Sunday Telegram
“A profoundly alluring page-turner.”
The Courier Gazette
“...a book to use, peruse and take with several grains of salt and Moxie...a treasure to have on your own shelf...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884482857
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
531
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Arthur Douglas Stover is a diligent compiler and researcher with a lifelong interest in history. He is the seasonal docent at the historic
Pownalborough Courthouse in Dresden, where he may be found giving tours,
mowing the lawn, and taking an occasional nap in the back room.

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