THE GUNPOWDER MILLS OF MAINE
BY MAURICE M. WHITTEN
The Gunpowder Mills of Maine describes one of the state's very important, very dangerous, but little known 19th century industries. For example, do you know:
Where Maine's gunpowder mills were located?
What raw materials were used in making powder?
What mill supplied Union forces with 25 percent of the powder used by the North in the Civil War?
Why Russian military officers visited Gorham and Windham?
How many men were killed in mill explosions?
What mill damaged a lighthouse?
Why the industry died in the state?
324 pgs. Hardcover