Maine Historical Society

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On-Demand Programs

Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands
Book Talk with Thomas Urquhart

Recorded on June 15, 2021

This program was recorded on June 15, 2021. Each year thousands of men and women and families recreate on Maine's Public Reserved Lands. Most of these visitors know only that the large green areas on the map promise them access to some of the state's most magnificent places, but few know just how Maine acquired them. The story of the state’s Public Reserved Lands and how we got them speaks to the very essence of Maine’s identity. Hear Thomas Urquhart's informative overview of the history of conservation and preservation in Maine and discuss his new book Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands.

Purchase the book from the MHS Store.