Authors of new book on vintage Baxter State Park to give talk on Sept. 19

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, at 1:24 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Maine State Library, 230 State Street,, Augusta, Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine — Authors John W. Neff and Howard R. Whitcomb of the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series on Baxter State Park and Katahdin will discuss their book, including specifics on its many photographs, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Maine State Library. There will be a book signing. Free and open to the public. Neff is a retired pastor of the United Methodist Church and lives in Winthrop. He is the author of “Katahdin: An Historic Journey” (Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2006). Whitcomb, a Georgetown resident, is professor emeritus of political science at Lehigh University. He is the author of “Governor Baxter’s Magnificent Obsession: A Documentary History of Baxter State Park, 1931-2006” (FBSP, 2008). He also compiled and annotated for FBSP a four-volume set of original materials, “Percival P. Baxter’s Vision for Baxter State Park” (2005).