Maine ~ My State
I do have questions about this book,
great stories, but not sure how true. They all are
interesting and worth spending some time reading, at least I
enjoyed editing them. Below is the forward to the book.
This book is
intended primarily as a reader for the public schools of Maine
and as such maintains a true historical perspective, together
with an effort to present the personal and picturesque side of
Maine history in a narrative form. Much of the material is to be
found only in scattered memoirs, little-known historical
documents, and in volumes that may be written in quaint
verbiage, difficult to comprehend and unsuited to the schools.
It has been the privilege of the writers of this book to make
these offerings as lucid and as direct as possible.
It is hoped that this book will teach
history as well as reading; and what is of special interest in
this centenary year of the statehood of Maine, a love of the
history of Maine. This, of itself, would be worth far more to
the originators of this volume, the Maine Writers Research Club,
composed of a group of Maine women, concerned in Maine
historical matters, than any other possible outcome of its
Here along our coast of Maine were
the beginnings of our Nation. Here were some of the first
settlements of the Western Hemisphere. Here went the first of
the brave voyageurs along the deeply indented coast line from
Cape Cod to Newfoundland. Here the early cartographers came to
make their maps. It is a rich field for study. The brave souls,
who lived and died here in the age long gone, should be known by
every youth who attends our public schools, and by every adult
should be reverenced and acknowledged.
It is with these things in mind that
this volume is issued, the sole object has been to make a book
that should be of value to the boys and girls of Maine and
thereby a book of value to future generations.