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Remembering the Kennebunks Kathleen Ostrander

Remembering the Kennebunks

Kathleen Ostrander

Published June 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781596297074
Paperback
125 pages
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The Kennebunks the phrase evokes peace, ocean breezes and small-town pride. In this captivating collection of vignettes, Kennebunk town historian Kathleen Ostrander reveals another side of the areas allure: its rich and varied past. From an accountMoreThe Kennebunks the phrase evokes peace, ocean breezes and small-town pride. In this captivating collection of vignettes, Kennebunk town historian Kathleen Ostrander reveals another side of the areas allure: its rich and varied past. From an account of the amateur astronomer whose name now graces the Bates College Observatory to the origins of Kennebunks encyclopedic Walker Diaries, Ostrander offers a tour of the areas historical highlights. She notes the mysterious creature once said to live near the mouth of the Kennebunk River, treasures hidden in fireplaces and under floorboards and the scandalous murder trial of 1866, during which the wife of deceased doctor, drunk and temperance supporter Charles Swett was imprisoned on the testimony of her own daughter. Through quirky tales and serious sketches, Ostrander offers an affectionate portrait of the Kennebunks sure to charm and inform.