June 12, 2006

In 1929, the wife of recently deceased Dr. Dana Fellows published his in-depth history of the Town of Lincoln. How many copies were actually printed, we don't know, but it is quite rare. This book is a treasure trove for those who care about and study the history of our area. The publishing rights to this work have long ago moved to the public domain. We at www.lincolnmaine.us have obtained a near mint copy of this book. Because of the interest, and the accurate information associated with this book, we intend to make the whole work available here - ten pages at a time - until the complete volume is online. There's quite a bit of work involved in doing this (along with the rest of this web site). Click on the menu below to begin exploring this wonderful book!

Our ten-page installments are in PDF format. You'll need Adobe Reader, which you probably already have, to read the files. If you need to download it, it's available free here.

Starting in 2006, we made available ten pages of The History of Lincoln book every Sunday until it was finished. The LINCOLN MAINE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION agreed to fund this project!!! Their commitment to our community and its historical heritage is commendable. They also funded the latest renovations to the "Little Red School House" too.

Lee & Connie

NOTE: Scroll to the bottom of this page for an old map that shows the location of Dr. & Mrs. Fellows' house.

"As a local history buff and family genealogist, thank you very much for making Fellows' History of Lincoln available to the entire community. A recent search to Barnes and Nobles last week indicated only one available copy - for $120.

To your online customers: Because this $120 price range is not for the common Lincoln folk looking at winter gas prices, etc and one book would be owned by one person, I challenge/suggest everyone enjoying, downloading or reading Fellows to contribute a donation ($10, $25....) to Lee and Connie. Without them, we would not be able have such easy access to Fellows and a piece of our common hometown history.

Again thank you. I am among those who owe you."

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Dottie Harding, Lincoln

(As much as we'd like to answer e-mails such as this on-line, it is our policy not to do so, but we certainly value EVERY comment e-mailed to us or registered on our Guest Book. - Lee & Connie)




Our Christmas gift to you!

Christmas in Maine, by Robert P. Tristram Coffin, written in 1942. Click here to read the book in PDF format.



The LINCOLN MAINE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION agreed to also fund this project!!! Their commitment to our community and its historical heritage is commendable.

Lee & Connie

History of Trans Alpine

May 11, 2007

In 1950, May Edwards Bailey published her History of Trans Alpine - the Southernmost Part of the Town of Lincoln. Although not as rare as The History of Lincoln book by Dr. Dana Fellows, Bailey's book is hard to find. The book is long out of print and now in the public domain, and we are happy to bring this to you in PDF format for you to read, and/or download from this Web site.

The map to the left is very important to your understanding of the book. It is the inside front and back covers in the original hardcover copy. We recommend that you download a copy of this map, which is in PDF format (click on the map, or the link below).

We published the book in installments in PDF format. You'll need Adobe Reader, which you probably already have, to read the files. If you need to download it, it's available free here.

Dr. & Mrs. Fellows lived on Fellows Road, near the site of Lincoln's transfer station. On this old map, Park Avenue is near the word "Lincoln". The oval dashed line probably represents the old Trotting Park racetrack.