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Featured Interviews on "A Place Apart"

Jere Daniell     Jere Daniell was born in Millinocket, Maine in 1932. He went on to graduate from Dartmouth College in 1955, and received his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1964.
    He has been a Professor of History at Dartmouth since 1964, specializing in early American history and the history of New England. Professor Daniell has written such books as Colonial New Hampshire: A History and countless articles ranging from politics in New Hampshire to a history on village greens.

Gary Lawless     Gary Lawless was born in Belfast, Maine in 1951. He is co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick and is the editor/publisher of Blackberry Books. He is the author of seven volumes of poetry and lives as caretaker at Chimney Farm in Nobleboro, home of writers Henry Beston and Elizabeth Coatsworth. He is an Associate Professor of Literature at Bates College.

Howard Hughey

    Howard Hughey is a retired Maine Guide residing in Jackman, Maine. Throughout his childhood, his father ran sporting camps and Howard began guiding during the Great Depression when he was 17. He was a guide at Sky Lodge in Jackman throughout the 1950's and 60's and retired from Scott Paper Company.

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MAINE IN PRINT | EARLY EXPLORERS & MYTHS | VACATIONLAND | TRANSCRIPT

HISTORY TIMELINE | ARTS & CULTURE TIMELINE | NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE | CLASSROOM | HISTORY LINKS | SITE INDEX

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