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Horse and Buggy Days in Union, Maine. A synopsis taken from the author’s words.

“A brief history of Union, Maine, containing about 380 pages of material beginning with the first settlers in 1774, telling of the hardships, pleasures and customs of living in those days, when they had to depend on what they could raise and the game that was killed for their living.”

“That was the beginning of building a town” and it could be applied, in a general way, to almost any town in the state of Maine. The descriptions contain something for all folks who are interested in the history of Maine and the founding of small rural New England towns.

“The town of Union comprises a total of 21,579 acres. It was formally known as Taylor Town and later as Sterlington (Sterlingtown).... Incorporation as the town of Union was made on October 20, 1786, as the 48th town of the Province of Maine.”

There are many with word-pictures, as well as a few photographs, of houses that have been gone for some time and others that are still standing. Many family owners are mentioned as part of the histories of the houses.

Also included in this book are seven censuses of the residents from 1850 to 1950.

Edwards Matthews has provided an important snapshot of Union with much information that is interesting to read and significant to those who can trace their ancestors to Union, Maine.

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Horse and buggy days
a brief history of Union, Maine
by Edwards A. Matthews.

Published 1950 by Kelley Press in Belfast (Maine) .
Written in English.

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381 p., [12] of plates :
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