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In the summer of 1643, John Sanders was granted land bordering the Mousam River in Kennebunk. From this early grant to the present, many generations have called Kennebunk home. Through nearly two hundred vintage photographs, Kennebunk portrays life in this charming village from 1850 to 1940. From the architecture of its downtown neighborhoods to scenes of the rural countryside, the images in this book provide a window on Kennebunk’s past. They also capture the people who made up the fabric of this community, from early sea captains to hardworking farmers. Among them are immigrant Sam Tvedt, an eccentric preacher who sported shoulder-length hair and a long flowing coat while shouting sermons from beside the town pump, and Colby Jack Coombs, the famous World Series pitcher, shown spending time with his family on their Alewive farm.
ISBN: 9781467104753
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 21
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kathleen Ostrander Roberts has compiled this book from the archives and records housed at the Brick Store Museum and the Kennebunk Free Library. She also writes a monthly column for the Village newspaper. This revised edition, with an added chapter, coincides with the celebration of Kennebunk’s bicentennial, which commemorates the incorporation of the town in 1820, the same year that Maine became a state. Ostrander Roberts is the chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, which is planning the 2020 celebration of this event.
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