NINE MILE BRIDGE Three Years in the Maine Woods by Helen Hamlin

NINE MILE BRIDGE Three Years in the Maine Woods

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Reported for February publication -- 12/15/44. Postponed to this date...The granddaughter and niece of gamewardens, the author rounds out her background by becoming the wife of a gamewarden, in Northwestern Maine. First, when she came to Churchill as a teacher, she was broken into the life, -- the parties, the lumbering camps and the French-Canadians, the accidents, the invaluable work of airplanes, the river drive. Then her courtship and marriage to Curly, and their life in the Forestry Service at Umasaskis and and Nine Mile. Their work -- winter living an they are snowbound and the radio breaks down -- life in the spring, when they fish and travel, their trips outside, the training of a four dog team. Vivid depiction of outdoors life that recalls, in some particulars rather than handling, the popular We Took to the Woods. There is more technical detail of lumbering, etc. which occasionally slows the interest.

Pub Date: May 25th, 1945
Publisher: Norton