Rangeley Through Time

Author(s): Gary Priest 

ISBN: 9781635000177
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Gary Priest has compiled a unique look at this Maine mountain town as it has evolved through the years since its incorporation in 1855.
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Gary Priest has compiled a unique look at this Maine mountain town as it has evolved through the years since its incorporation in 1855.

He meticulously documents the history and ownership of the homes and businesses along Route Four from Greenvale to Oquossoc, revealing them as they were in the early twentieth century and comparing them to the same locations over a century later. His diligent research has uncovered many early photographs from private family archives and other sources, which have never been made public until this time.

People who enjoy reading about the past will enjoy seeing how Rangeley looked decades ago.


BOOK ISBN 9781635000177
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 May 2015
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs

 

 






Gary Priest grew up in Rangeley,graduating from Rangeley High School and the University of Maine. He served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and then traveled extensively for two years in Europe, Egypt and the Middle East. He spent 31 years in the accounting department at New England Life Insurance Company in Boston, rising to vice president, by his retirement in 1994. In 1965 he married Barbra Evans of Des Moines, Iowa, whom he had met several times during his travels in Europe.They have three children and three grandchildren.

During his childhood he became familiar with many of the camps mentioned in this book and during high school and college worked at four different resorts in Rangeley. In 1971 he and his wife purchased three of the Mingo Springs Hotel Camps and since his retirement has been a summer resident there. He has been on the board of the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society since 2000 and is the author of two other books: History of Rangeley Hotels and Camps (2003) and Mingo Springs Hotel, the Early Days (2005).