Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin: River Views

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Lewiston and Auburn emerged as early settlers constructed a wide variety of mills to harness the river's power. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the townspeople enjoyed lush northern summers and endured harsh winters. As the Maine communities flourished, locals packed the Grange halls, danced at Lewiston City Hall and went Christmas shopping at B. Peck Department Store. Author David A. Sargent has carefully chronicled the history of this picturesque region in his "River Views" columns and presents this collection as a celebration of this place and its people. From the early industrial days to the modern splendor of the balloon festival, Remembering Lewiston-Auburn on the Mighty Androscoggin documents it all.
ISBN: 9781596293663
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David A. Sargent is a native of Auburn, Maine. Raised on the farm built by his great-grandfather after the Civil War, he has pursued a lifelong interest in writing and history built on the Maine-flavored poetry and journalism of his father; his brother, Jim; and an aunt. He was a general assignment reporter for the Lewiston Daily Sun in the 1960s, worked for a public relations company in Portland and operated his own PR firm. He was communications manager for a Maine paper industry trade association, and in recent years, he founded, edited and published Business Focus, a monthly newspaper.. His columns, “River Views,” have appeared twice monthly in the Lewiston Sun Journal since 2005.
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