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The Bethel Courier index / [compiled by Danna Brown Nickerson]

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Subject Issue(s) 100th Anniversary of Bethel News/Citizen Vol. 19, No. 3 150 Years of Hotel Keeping in Bethel Vol. 7, No. 2 1796: A Special Year in Bethel's Past Vol. 20, No. 2 19th Century Medicine in Bethel,…

The Bethel Antiquarian Suppers of the 1850s

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The Bethel Antiquarian Suppers of the 1850s Dr. Nathaniel Tuckerman True (1812-1887) Founder of Maine's first Farmer's Club (1853) at Bethel Originator of the Bethel Antiquarian Suppers (1855-1857) American life in the mid-nineteenth century…

Gould Academy, ninety-ninth year, 1934-1935

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The Bethel Agricultural Fair and Riverside Park

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The Bethel Agricultural Fair and Riverside Park by Yvonne B. Nowlin Grandstand at Riverside Park fairgrounds, ca. 1895 Editor's Note: The following history of the Bethel Agricultural Fair and Riverside Park was originally written as an…

Gould Academy, ninety-eighth year, 1933-1934

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Western Maine Saints [Part 4]: The York and Carter Families

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Western Maine Saints [Part 4]: The York and Carter Families by Carole York Conversion to Mormonism and Western Migration “I first embraced Mormonism in 1834 in the town of Newry, Oxford County, State of Maine. The first elders I ever heard…

Gould Academy, ninety-seventh year, 1932-1933

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Capt. Charles A. J. Farrar: Wilderness Writer and Adventure Provider

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Capt. Charles A. J. Farrar Wilderness Writer and Adventure Provider by William B. Krohn On October 13, 2012, Dr. William B. Krohn, retired wildlife scientist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine in Orono, presented the annual Hall…

Barn Redux: Bethel's Most Modern Barn in 1950

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Barn Redux: Bethel's Most Modern Barn in 1950 by Donald G. Bennett Introduction The idea for this story came from two sources: the 2005 display of the Smithsonian exhibit “Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon” at the Bethel Historical…

The Diary of Edgar Harvey Powers

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From The Courier, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2007): The Diary of Edgar Harvey Powers Edgar Harvey Powers (1843-1894) Photo courtesy of Bethel Masonic Lodge # 97 AF & AM Editor’s Note: This transcription has been made from a small diary that was…

John Howell Crosby (1867-1936)

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John Howell Crosby (1867-1936) By Donald G. Bennett J. Howell Crosby in 1909. Courtesy of Donald G. Bennett Editor’s note: This is the second “Grandfather’s Theme” to be published in The Courier since the request for such manuscripts went out…

Women in the Grange

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Women in the Grange By Jean F. Hankins The following article is based on a paper delivered in September 2008 at the Bethel Historical Society’s conference on the Grange. Jean F. Hankins, of Otisfield, Maine, is an independent scholar, active in…

Western Maine Saints [Part 1]: Mormon Missionaries in the 1830s

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Western Maine Saints: Mormon Missionaries in the 1830s by Mary E. Valentine Umbagog Lake from the highlands of Letter B Township, now Upton, Maine Editor’s Note: The area discussed in this article, and subsequent installments, includes the…