History

  • “Mitchell Brothers”

    “Mitchell Brothers”

    What ever happened to hats? Time was when a gentleman didn’t leave the house without a boater, bowler, beret, homburg, Panama, peaked, porkpie or trilby. In the early 1980s, there was a brief but narrow resurgence thanks to Harrison Ford and the wool, felt fedora his Indiana Jones favored. Today, about the only hat on

  • Features for Oct. 27

    1916: 100 Years Ago   Rev. J.W. Tickle and wife last Friday evening entertained the members of the Unitarian parish at a house-warming at the new Unitarian parsonage on Pine street. This house, the former Hopkins, has been thoroughly renovated and repaired, and makes a pleasant home. A delightful evening was spent with the pastor

  • Features

    1916: 100 Years Ago The local surgical dressings committee makes another appeal to the ladies of Ellsworth to assist in this work which is so much needed. The committee is making surgical dressings. It is simple work — in one-half hour one may fold several dozen. The committee particularly hopes that all the young girls

  • Looking Back: “Maine Guide”

    Looking Back: “Maine Guide”

    The photo of Byron Robinson and his faithful dog, Rusty, was taken in the early 1960s at the Morrison Farm Road Landing on Graham Lake. Byron, veteran of World War I, was a Registered Maine Guide who led out of state and Maine hunters for years out of his camp across from Morrison’s Landing.

  • A few slices of Downeast history

    1916: 100 Years Ago The firemen were called out on a still alarm yesterday afternoon for a fire at C.L. Morang’s garage. A pan of gasoline used in cleaning in the workshop caught fire, making a lively blaze. The fire was confined to the pan, and burned itself out. Damage to the extent of $50

  • Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County historian Mark Honey will speak about the former county courthouse and registry of deeds — now home to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in honor of the Courthouse Gallery’s 10th anniversary and Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday. Honey, who has written extensively about the history of Hancock

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