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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 1, pages 000-26

… Franklin House, and his theme throughout much of this volume: the decline in manners and morals.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 5, pages 77-96

… and changes in Bangor dominate this section of the Scrap & Sketch Book. Martin is increasingly upset at crime in Bangor -- a boom town since the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 108-128

Grant consume much of this section. Martin's Republican and temperance views are clear as are the ways in which those views lead him to rail against…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works

It describes the process of making pig iron and gives some background about the Kathadin Iron Charcoal Co. and the area where it was located.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 74-138

Some of the people and events mentioned are: Allen Rogers Reed Harding Ephraim Stubbs Alonzo Raynes Rebecca Raynes Mary Ann Harding Attending school…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 121-end

…   Part 4, pages 121-end The final section of Martin's scrapbook begins with his reflections on the new inventions and changes in life --…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 72-120

… Junior, dances and dance schools, the final days of Katahdin Charcoal Iron Co., and his fruit trees.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 47-90

Martin also writes profiles and provides photos of: Samuel R. Yeaton Charles L. Marston Mark W. Dresser John F. Wellington Charles C.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… Ernst Sjostedt Horse racing Dramatic Club of Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street railroad, Bangor Col.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Most of the clippings in this section and this journal, however, relate to politics. Items mentioned include: Horse racing Dr.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 362-451

… also described the house, his gardens, the birth of their first child, Ada, and their move to a portion of Clara's mother's house.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 0-73

… Martin (1823-1904) begins his formal accounting of his life and experiences with a genealogy of his and his wife's families, his mother's life in…