- Echoes Magazine: The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture
Caribou Public Library website
has a local history section.
Of special interest is A Farmer Lives In Maine (1947) by
George Whitneck. They are adding many historical photos.
- Nylander Museum, Caribou, http://www.nylandermuseum.org
includes a local natural history collection by Olaf Nylander of Woodland.
Good links page. They also have
a great listing of Aroostook County Museums.
Memory Network Maine's statewide database of historical source
On Discovery Research Fieldwork in the Swedish Colony by folklorist
of a Boom Town: Stockholm Maine 1881-1940 An On-line Photo
Gallery of Stockholm, Maine History by Katherine Hoving. (I captured her site and have posted it here. Apologies to Katherine but it's a great site.)
- Peter Bolster's genealogy site talks about restoring the Old Henderson
School in Woodland.
Settlers of New Sweden, Maine Jean Duncan has started (30/4/05)
collecting information on the original 50 (or 51) settlers from
Sweden who arrived July 23, 1870. There are photos. Includes links
to her sources.
Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has a short biography
of the man many consider the "Father of the Swedish Colony", W.W.
of William Widgery Thomas Jr. Another site with a biography
W.W. Thomas, Jr.
We Grew A history of the Swedish Baptist churches in America.
Talks about Caption Gustavus W. Schroeder who was (I think) the
office agent in Sweden for the Maine Immigration Commission. Was
religious freedom a reason for emigration?
- ss City of Antwerp the ship of the first Colony settlers. S/S City of Antwerp, Inman Line has a listing of voyages including the 4 July, 1870, departure from Liverpool with the Swedish emmigrants.
- Google map of National Register of Historic Places listings in Aroostook County, Maine
Please suggest a link to
be included here. Send
email to: John Hede, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bill Duncan, email@example.com.