“Twice-told Tales” would be an appropriate title to much that herein appears, some of it having previously been published in the publications of the Maine Historical Society, in the Maine Sportsman and other journals, and some are memorial proceedings in our courts as they have appeared from time to time in the Piscataquis Observer and other local papers. It is a partial history of some who have been distinguished in public life in the Pine Tree State, and who abode in Piscataquis County and helped to make its history during a generation that is rapidly passing from earthly view. They were men of strong personalities and have made an indelible impress upon the community. With the exception of what is said of Hiram Stevens Maxim, the subjects of these sketches had all passed before publication in 1899.

To prepare these brief stories of these men lives for preservation in a more permanent form had been the object of the writer. They were nearly all his friends and associates when in earth life and this was to him a pleasant though somewhat sad duty.

Piscataquis Biography and Fragments

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Biographical Sketches of Piscataquis County Maine

Historical Sketches or “Fragments” of Piscataquis County Maine