It Happened in Maine (Remarkable Events That Shaped History)


ALL profits from the purchase of this Book are donated to local Maine communities & support organizations!

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ALL profits from the purchase of this Book are donated to local Maine communities & support organizations!

From the story behind the first women voters to the last legal log drive in America, It Happened in Maine takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the intriguing characters and episodes from the Pine Tree State’s past.

Read about the vision that sparked Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as well as how a couple of entrepreneurs managed to sell more than two million shares of stock in a company created to make gold from seawater. You’ll meet Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, the first female fly rod angler, and Abbie Burgess, a woman who became a lighthouse keeper when she was only a teenager.

Many of the people and events from Maine’s past are well known, but many are not. Did you know that one of the shortest championship title fights in history – the one between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston – took place in a small youth center in Maine? Or that a few determined colonists from tiny Machias helped inspire the start of the American Navy? Did you know that Maine is the only state to declare war on a foreign country? Or that it’s the birthplace of chewing gum?

Community Land Trust


Serving Local Maine Communities 


Our Goal :

To start a nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual trust for the permanent use of local Maine communities along the branches of the Dead River.

Our Mission :

To provide access to land, housing, education and other resources so people in Maine can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways, live comfortably with dignity and create community systems where locally produced foods, healthy lifestyles and affordable housing are available to all.

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The Dead River Collective

Dedicated to supporting local Maine communities!

Our Community Donations

December Sales & Donation Totals

As a general rule we donate about 30% or more to organizations in Maine that help support local communities.

We currently donate general funds to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Good Shephard Food Bank (Feeding America) & other various local organizations.

West Forks, ME

West Forks, Maine

The West Forks in Maine is where the Dead River and the Kennebec River meet, and this intersection of two powerful rivers has created one of the best areas for whitewater rafting in the region. Situated along the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, The West Forks is also in the heart of Maine’s premiere snowmobiling country and provides easy access to Maine’s interconnected trail system (ITS), which has hundreds of miles of well-marked trails through the wilderness, perfect for wildlife watching and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.


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