Maine Book of the Dead: Graveyard Legends and Lore

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Maine’s graveyards contain the ancient memories and last words of woodsmen, lighthouse keepers, inventors, sea captains and the people who called this rugged land home. In an island cemetery rests Tall Barney, a six-foot-seven folk hero who single-handedly took down fifteen men in a Portland bar. Kittery holds the grave for the crew of the doomed ship the Hattie Eaton. Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor is the final resting place for the famed “Sky Blue Madam” Fanny Jones and Public Enemy No. 1, gangster Al Brady. Camp Etna contains the grave of famed medium Mary Vanderbilt. Dead Man’s Gulch in Wales holds many eerie tales of ghosts that refuse to leave. Join renowned author and tour guide Roxie Zwicker as she explores Maine’s historic and legendary graveyards.
ISBN: 9781467150316
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: American Legends
Images: 64
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dubbed “Maine’s Mystery Maven” by the York County Coast Star, Roxie Zwicker has been entertaining the locals, visitors from away and curious souls since with her unique storytelling abilities since 1994. Her company New England Curiosities, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been offering lectures, tours, spooky trolley rides and special haunted events since 2002 and is consistently on top of the nation’s travel and tourism lists, being featured on Psychic History on the History Channel and Destination America on the Travel Channel. Roxie is the author of eight books on New England’s history, ghost stories and folklore. In addition to running a successful ghost tour company, Roxie travels throughout the Northeast doing countless speaking engagements on haunted history, as well as working as a consultant for haunted attractions. She is the hostess of the podcast Wicked Curious Radio, which can be found on iTunes, Buzzsprout and Soundcloud. Her website is, and her Instagram is RoxieZw.
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