Addison Verrill’s Greenwood: Memories of a Maine Town and One of its Most Notable Natives

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Co-published by the Bethel Historical Society and Greenwood Historical Society, Addison Verrill’s Greenwood focuses on a series of twenty-eight newspaper articles originally printed in the Oxford County Advertiser more than a century ago.  A renowned zoologist, professor of zoology at Yale, and a Greenwood, Maine, native, Addison Verrill (1839-1926) wrote detail-rich essays that are now annotated and accompanied by photos, maps, and drawings.  Edited by Herb Adams and Larry Glatz, the book constitutes a town history for this small western Maine farming community.

Comprising the second half of the fully-indexed volume are a number of valuable appendices, including: The Man: Addison Emery Verrill; The Town: Greenwood and its Histories; Addison Verrill on the original Verrills; “The Road Measurer,” a story about “Cousin Addison”; sixteen pages of rare Verrill family photographs; Historical Overview, by Randall H. Bennett; Plantation Records; Petition for Incorporation as a town; The Greenwood City Fire, 1862; Recollections of Greenwood City by Dr. N.T. True (1869); Recollections of Locke’s Mills, by “Index”; “Reminiscences of Greenwood” by “Mark Tapley” (1884, 1890); Excerpts from O.N. Bradbury’s Norway in the Forties (1887, 1891); “By Sanko” and the Nova Scotia Roughnecks; Early Family Records; Early Settlers and Census Records, 1800 – 1860; Greenwood Veterans of Early Wars; Greenwood’s Revolutionary War Veterans; Greenwood’s Veterans of the War of 1812; and Greenwood’s Civil War Veterans.  Photographs, maps, woodcuts & drawings. 276+ pages, softcover.