Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin: River Views

Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin: River Views

by David A. Sargent

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596293663
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 978,075
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


David A. Sargent is a native of Auburn, Maine. Raised on the farm built by his great-grandfather after the Civil War, he has pursued a lifelong interest in writing and history built on the Maine-flavored poetry and journalism of his father; his brother, Jim; and an aunt. He was a general assignment reporter for the Lewiston Daily Sun in the 1960s, worked for a public relations company in Portland and operated his own PR firm. He was communications manager for a Maine paper industry trade association, and in recent years, he founded, edited and published Business Focus, a monthly newspaper.. His columns, "River Views," have appeared twice monthly in the Lewiston Sun Journal since 2005.

Table of Contents

Introduction: River Views 7

Part I Early Industry

The Power of Water 13

Mills that Built L-A 15

"History Becomes the Future" 17

The View from Mount David 19

The Remarkable W.S. Libbey 21

Ara Cushman's Shoe Factory 25

The Corn Factory 27

North Auburn Canning Factory 29

Early Papermakers 31

Part II Snow, Flood and Fire

Nice Sleighing 35

Winters...and Polly the Horse 39

Depression and the Flood of 1936 41

Bridge Out! 43

Bridges of All Kinds 47

Building Gulf Island Dam 50

Lisbon's Paint Mine 52

Sensational Shiloh at Durham 53

Up in Flames 56

Lyceum Hall 58

Part III People and Recreation

Vinegar Inspector and Culler of Staves 61

The Very First Settlers 63

Legends of West Pitch 65

Glimpses into Old Diaries 67

Stagecoach-But Not the Western Kind 68

Motoring with the Early GPS 70

Lake Grove-a Magical Place 73

Springwater Dreams 79

The Great Department Store 81

Christmas Crowds at the Head of the Street 83

The Old Grange Meeting 87

The Poor Farm Was No Joke 90

The Old Radio Stations 92

Part IV War and Sport

The Great War Ends 99

The "Y Girls" 101

Spectacular Balloons Over L-A 104

Always Labor Day Week 105

St. Dom's Arena and the Great Fight 111

Golf at Poland Spring 115

"Rough" Carrigan and the Red Sox 118

Wallingford's Powder Maker and Tower Guns 120

Basketball in a Cage 123

About the Author 125

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