From Our Archives: Winter 1955
A Look Back at Down East Fifty-Eight Years Ago
North By East
We just saw this new Marilyn Monroe film, and where does Hollywood find their “Maine” hunting lodges? Does someone dig up an old stuffed moose head and have a California ranch house built around it? We would like to serve notice for our upcoming film called California Gold Rush where Lewiston is used for authentic San Francisco street scenes and Wiscasset for outdoor shots of prospects mucking for gold.
The Atomic Age Comes to Stonington
A Massachusetts tech engineer warned that a sizeable amount of radioactive debris is falling on our state. This frightened two little girls in Stonington who paused in their play to discuss this frightening age. “Gosh,” the first girl remarked, “those atom bombs are awful. Any day now one could blow us right into maternity!” “Yes,” agreed the other, “and yer wouldn’t know who ter blame.”
Letters to the Editor
State of Maine
Office Of The Governor
Down East has captured a style that is typical “Maine,” from the front cover through the entire copy. We, who are State-o’-Mainers, can almost smell the pines and the tangy salt of the ocean as we scan the pages of Maine’s newest magazine.
Burton M. Cross
Maine’s Flying Wardens
Maine’s flying wardens — the eyes of the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Game — constitute one of the most exclusive flying clubs in the world. The four warden pilots, under chief Bill Turgeon, have roughly ten million acres of wildland under their guardian wings and just about anything and everything that goes on and in that expanse of wooded territory is their business.
Down East Homes
1802 remodeled Colonial in Camden surrounded by beautiful shade trees and six acres of land. Three baths, five fireplaces, several bedrooms, new Oil-O-Matic oil burner. An opportunity to acquire a lovely country home. $20,000.