Around Houlton

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Overview
Since the development of photography in the mid-19th century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our picture of the past in a way that other historic relics cannot, and they tell us much more than at first appears. Houlton, Maine, is a town still infused with the Yankee pioneer spirit, an independence that can be traced back to Houlton's roots at the beginning of the 19th century. This is reflected in nearly every face in this delightful selection of images of the people of Houlton and its surrounding communities in the century between 1850 and 1950. Some of the best photographs are those that simply show "how things used to be"—pictures of potato farming, of industry, of lively activity in Market Square, and of peaceful summer recreation at cottages at Nickerson, Grand, and Drew's Lakes.
Details
ISBN: 9780738549248
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Frank H. Sleeper is a descendant of the first settlers of Houlton. In this, the first photographic history of Houlton, he has drawn from a variety of local collections to create a delightful tribute to the strength of purpose and pride of the people around Houlton.