Keywords: cedar logs
Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
… together for cabin construction and hand hewn cedar shingles were used for roofing. Everything from furniture to sleighs were made from the…
… ash, elm, basswood, pine, hemlock, fir, spruce, cedar with some oak on the highlands and hackmetack on the lowlands.” (History of Farmington Maine…