Maine has its share of industry, some current and some obsolete. Over the last century, many industrial practices have grown and flourished while others have vanished entirely.
Likewise, state institutions have seen vast changes in their structures and methods of operation. Changes to our industry and institutions have left behind artifacts of a bygone era. Many of these artifacts are demolished, replaced, or vanish further into obscurity. This book offers a visual tour of our forgotten past and practices in hopes of preserving history to prevent it from vanishing entirely.
Readers will explore an abandoned jail built in 1873 (in which its first prisoner was convicted of killing two people with an axe), the North Maine Woods in search of ghost trains abandoned in the wilderness close to a century ago, and more.
Forgotten Industry and Institutions of Maine contains images, interesting facts, personal anecdotes, and the stories that make these places unique and give them their distinctive character.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Arend Thibodeau's photography background consists of twenty-five years of field work resulting in multiple publications across various disciplines. As an artist, Arend has been drawn to urban exploration for over a decade, and his abandonment imagery has been in gallery shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a writer, he has published works of non-fiction and poetry. He is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor society. Arend has also been a registered Maine Guide for more than twenty years, and he enjoys exploring while introducing others to the diversity and wilderness of Maine.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 31st July 2023
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Historical
HISTORY / United States / General