Remembering Westbrook: The People of the Paper City

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In this collection of her "History Matters" columns from the American Journal, Andrea Vasquez takes readers back to the early days of Puritans and pioneers, when stately forests, wildlife and the land around Westbrook. Discover the secret burial place of Colonel Thomas Westbrook, the legacies of Westbrook benefactors Joseph Walker and Samuel Dennis Warren and the all-but-forgotten works of master sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, whose life was tragically cut short at the height of his career. Vasquez preserves the memories and stories of these sons and daughters of Westbrook, from Cornelia Warren, a forward-thinking philanthropist and women's advocate, to Fabius Maximus Ray, one of Westbrook's first local historians.
ISBN: 9781596299603
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 47
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Andrea Pacillo Vasquez was raised in South Portland, Maine. A teacher, journalist and novelist, Andrea is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine. She also attended the Lorenzo De'Medici Instituto d'Arte in Florence, Italy, in 1994, 95. Andrea is a member of the Westbrook Historical Society and the Maine Historical Society, and she lives with her family in Westbrook.
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