Margaret Chase Smith's Skowhegan

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Called ". . . the most influential woman in the history of American politics," Senator Margaret Chase Smith always carried with her a strong connection to her roots in Skowhegan, Maine. How did her years and experiences in this community influence her strength of character and lifetime commitment to public service? Author Frank H. Sleeper has searched local archives to bring us rare photographs and new connections between Skowhegan and its famous senator. In this illuminating pictorial history, readers enjoy unique views of Skowhegan, with its historic buildings and riverfront, where Senator Smith spent her first forty years. Her strong convictions and tolerance for dissent, especially apparent in her famous "Declaration of Conscience" speech against Senator Joe McCarthy, may well have come from her background in Skowhegan.
ISBN: 9780738564210
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With each turn of the page, we see this strikingly vibrant woman amidst her community, in school and at work, and through her lifetime commitment to public service as one of the first women in the U.S. Senate. The over 200 images presented here, most from the Margaret Chase Smith Library and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, are sure to evoke fond memories for the old and provide inspiration for the young.
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