Antique Handwritten 1867 General Store Ledger  Lamoine

Civil War Era Ledger with many Maritime Captains and residence listed

This 1867 handwritten ledger is a rare find and comes from Lamoine, Hancock County , Maine several years prior to its incorporation in 1870. This is a general store ledger for the town, listing 355 handwritten pages of names of the local residence, items they purchased and prices they paid for the items. The ledger is large 8 ½ x 14 inches and in fine shape for its age. The first few pages are loose but the covers are still connected and the binding for the rest of the book is together. Sometimes these civil war era ledgers are falling apart, NOT THIS ONE!

Lamoine is a small coastal community, a bedroom town with a conspicuous retirement component, at the head of Frenchman Bay in Hancock County, Maine . It is almost exclusively residential. Industrial activity is minor and consists primarily of gravel extraction and some small, marine-related activities. Agriculture consists of a few large hay fields and a couple of small blueberry fields.

T is a small district designated for development. Today, the Lamoine General Store is the only retail establishment in that district. T are a few at-home businesses and some local contractors who operate from small yards. Shopping is done in Ellsworth, the nearest town, and Bangor , the regional hub,
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