BOOKS . . .
for sale at the Mauricetown Historical Society,
or by mail.

Histories written and stories told by those who witnessed the magic of everyday life in these our United States are the most entertaining of any tellings of tales, epics or sagas invented by the novelists . . .

from the American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940.

Maurice River Memories, 1937-1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Joseph S. Reeves, Jr.

. . . a Mauricetown native, Joseph S. Reeves, Jr., has written and illustrated this 93 page hardback book containing a series of short stories about life in Mauricetown in the late 1930s and 1940s. The stories are centered on the times spent with his father, Joseph S. Reeves, Sr., and his brothers, all watermen, the last generation on the river to labor at their crafts for their entire working lifetimes. The book details their skills and methods used for fishing, trapping, railbird shooting, and more.




Recollections Pertaining to a Seafaring Life; being the memories of Captain Alonzo T. Bacon . . .
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by Ida G. Bacon & Carolyn P. Bacon

Compiled by Ida G. Bacon and Carolyn P. Bacon, from writings of their father, Captain Alonzo T. Bacon, to preserve for those interested, information and stories relating to the sea, including some tragedies that occurred during the Captain's seafaring years.

Eastern Naturalist In the West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Dallas Lore Sharp

Originally published in 1914 as Where Rolls the Oregon, this edited version features letters from Dallas Lore Sharp to his wife Grace presenting a rare glimpse of the passion and zeal of one of America's foremost nature writers, as he writes of his adventures in the wilds of Oregon. A must for nature lovers and bird watchers. This 125 page soft cover book was edited by Worth Mathewson.


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