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What's in a Name?

The Story Behind Every Town Name in Maine

Softcover, 192 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Nonfiction, Humor

ISBN: 978-1-944762-78-0



About this Book:

Popular Maine storyteller John McDonald describes how every town, city, and plantation in Maine got its name and adds a few stories and tidbits for good measure. From Fryeburg to Frenchboro, Caribou to Kittery, Portland to Passadumkeag, Maine towns often have fascinating stories about why and how they got their name. What’s in a Name? will give you wonderful insight, fun facts, and some little-known history about The Pine Tree State.

What's in a Name by John McDonald with Marion Fearing
John McDonald

About this Author

John McDonald, now regarded as a dean of Maine storytelling, got his start as a performer playing at local Downeast Maine events in the 1970s before catching his first big break when he was asked to perform on stage w



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