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David Smith

David Smith, History Professor Emeritus, University of Maine

David C. Smith has immersed himself in history for over 60 years. Since he was a child in a one room schoolhouse in South Paris, Maine, history was just always on his mind. From this beginning, blossomed a history professor with four college degrees who is also the author of thirty books and over 125 published scholarly articles. Professor Smith has conducted significant research in the fields of historic climatology, and the history of World War II, specializing in the history of women's participation. He is well known for his work in agricultural and forestry history as well as for being an authority on H. G. Wells.

Vivian Dennett

Vivian Dennett, Central Maine Power Company

Vivian Dennett has worked for CMP for close to 30 years. A native of Augusta, she has a keen interest in history and has lectured on Augusta area history for more than 15 years. Vivian is a past Vice President of the Kennebec Historical Society. She is a former board of trustee of the Fort Western Museum and is a member of the Hallowell Historical Society.

Carol Toner

Carol Toner, Maine Studies Program Coordinator, University of Maine

Carol Toner is Coordinator of the Maine Studies Program and Research Associate in History at the University of Maine. She teaches courses in Maine's and women's history via the Internet and is currently compiling a sourcebook of primary documents for Maine history. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Maine. She is the author of Persisting Traditions, Artisan Work and Culture in Bangor, Maine 1820-1860 and several articles on Maine history.

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