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The Great Gold Swindle Of Lubec Maine

Author : Ronald Pesha
ISBN : 9781625840868
Genre : History
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In 1897, a stranger named Reverend Prescott Jernegan arrived in Lubec and made a bold claim: he could extract gold from seawater. To do so, he used so-called accumulators of electrically charged rods in iron pots. Fooling many, he actually hid the gold beneath a wharf in the Bay of Fundy during the night. He and his accomplice, Charles Fisher, preached with fervent enthusiasm as they built their factory and encouraged inspections, which reversed doubters to greedy high-stakes investors. Hundreds of laborers accelerated factory expansion until July 1897, when Jernegan and Fisher fled. Although residents of Lubec attempted civil and criminal action, both men relocated, and fantasies of gold wealth flowed away. Relive the excitement, disappointment and anger of turn-of-the-century Mainers in this collection of accounts about the Lubec gold hoax.
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The Wpa Guide To Maine

Author : Federal Writers' Project
ISBN : 9781595342171
Genre : History
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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. WPA Guide to Maine focuses in on the very tip of the Northeastern United States, also known as the Pine Tree State. With a short but comprehensive description of Maine’s history, two of the most enthralling sections of the guide include essays on Maine’s folklore and maritime heritage.
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Maine A Guide Down East

Author : Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums
ISBN : WISC:89064416019
Genre : History
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United States One

Author : Writers' Program (U.S.)
ISBN : PSU:000012205417
Genre : Atlantic States
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U S One Maine To Florida

Author : Federal Writers' Project
ISBN : OCLC:978894243
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Description: A guidebook tracking the route of US1 highway through Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.

Cassier S Magazine

Author : Henry Harrison Suplee
ISBN : NYPL:33433090809504
Genre : Engineering
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Cassier S Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015075102023
Genre : Engineering
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ISBN : PSU:000059887775
Genre : Electrical engineering
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Category: Electrical engineering