October 1977



To Aroostook in the Fall

Traveling down east in potato-picking time. By J. Malcolm Barter.

A Shoemaker in Every Family

In days gone by, cobbling was a do-it-yourself affair. By Myrtle E. Lovejoy.

‘It Works Real Nicely Here in Town’

Bridging the generation gap in Montville. By Jay Davis.

The Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight

The Brady Gang’s fatal visit to Bangor. By Lois Lowry.

They Took to the North Woods

Rod Sirois and family thrive on the wilderness life. By Robert Deis.

Suit Yourself First

Portland’s master printer lived by an iron code. By Mel Allen.

Reds, Russets, and Gold — Maine’s Fall Attire

A color portfolio on the season of invigoration.

Where Did All the Rattlers Go?

Once abundant, rattlesnakes are now extinct in Maine. By Donald F. Mairs.



Room With A View

Autumn is a golden season in Maine, especially for a certain number of Maine teen-agers whose favorite recreation is breaking into, and looting summer cottages. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Down East Bookshelf

The Footprints of the Pheasant in the Snow by Alnah James Johnston

Outdoor Maine

Baxter Park Fire Takes Toll of Wildlife


Cover: “October Maples” (47″ x 32″), oil on masonite by William E. Baldwin of Swanville. A meticulous artist noted for exacting detail. Mr. Baldwin produces only about twelve paintings a year. His work is on display at the Massachusetts  House Gallery in Lincolnville.

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