Princess Watahwaso’s teepe, an Indian Island landmark, preserved by D-Day Medal of honor recipient Charles Norman Shay

In Charles Shay’s book, Project Omaha Beach, he recounts his Maine Indian Heritage as well as war experiences. The following article and photos appeared in the BDN, By Robert F. Bukaty, May 23, 2014: You can’t help but notice the large red and white wooden teepee just after you cross the bridge over the PenobscotContinue reading “Princess Watahwaso’s teepe, an Indian Island landmark, preserved by D-Day Medal of honor recipient Charles Norman Shay”

Shay, a Pennobscot elder, writes about his experiences in WWII and Korea as a medic

My family and ancestors have lived, hunted and fished along Maine’s seacoast and in the valley of the Penobscot River since the Ice Age. Migrating between the coast and inland forests, they paddled bark canoes on rivers, across lakes and along salt-water bays, pausing to set up camp for a few weeks or months atContinue reading “Shay, a Pennobscot elder, writes about his experiences in WWII and Korea as a medic”

Major book publisher, Polar Bear & Company in Central Maine

Polar Bear & Company has been printing quality books and art since 1997 in Solon, Central Maine. Vision: We strive to enhance the quality of life through literature and art. Mission: To give well-intentioned, creative people avenues for their words, wisdom, wit and other talents so they can reach individuals to make stronger communities. DemocracyContinue reading “Major book publisher, Polar Bear & Company in Central Maine”

The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde

More than half of Maine has never been settled and lies in what is called the Unorganized Territories, millions of acres of quasi-wilderness. Add to this the thousands of farms that have grown back to woods since the Civil War, and you have the most forested state, percentage wise, in the United States. But theContinue reading “The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde”

Continental Liar From the State of Maine: James G. Blaine by Neil Rolde

In 1884 Republican James G. Blaine came within 1,047 votes of becoming the President of the United States. This was the margin by which he lost New York State—and thus the election—to Grover Cleveland in what has been called “the dirtiest campaign in American history.” Yet his career—arguably the most sensational of any American politicianContinue reading “Continental Liar From the State of Maine: James G. Blaine by Neil Rolde”

Maine In the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away

by Neil Rolde From its earliest beginnings, the land that became Maine produced adventurous inhabitants who went outside its boundaries to do interesting things that sometimes made them famous or even infamous. The inspiration for this book came from the tiny Pacific island of Kosrae in Micronesia, where Brewer native and Bangor Theological Seminary graduateContinue reading “Maine In the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who Went Away”