Authored by Beverly Shaw, whose Maxim and Holden ancestors were early settlers of Paris and Norway, Maine, this definitive history of Paris Hill’s “built environment” represents over thirty years of research in deeds, wills, newspapers, manuscripts, and oral histories — among other sources. One of the finest preserved early 19th century villages in Maine, Paris Hill was the seat of Oxford County government from 1805 to 1895. Because of this, the village attracted many outstanding and influential families. In all, four Maine governors, three speakers of the Maine house, three presidents of the Maine senate, twelve United States representatives, two senators, and one vice president have been born or have lived on Paris Hill, a record unequaled for a square mile of land anywhere else in the country. Profusely illustrated with photos and maps. 360+ pages, hardcover.