Featured interviews on "Power Lines"
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, 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, Maine Studies Program Coordinator, University
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.