John Bird Launches His New History of Rockland
Fifth generation Rockland resident John Bird will introduce his new book, Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal, at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, June 25, in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library. This will be followed by a book signing and refreshments in the Museum of the Rockland Historical Society.
John has been collecting stories of prominent Rockland families, including Tolmans, Ulmers, Lindseys, Perrys, Gregorys, Birds, Berrys, Spears, Snows, Cobbs, Tillsons, Farnsworths, Farwells, Glovers, Kimballs, and others, to create a chronological history of the area. He details the rise of businesses and industries that created the strong economy that led to Rockland becoming the county seat, and the changes in those businesses that brought challenges and then further changes that led to the success of Rockland today. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs, maps, and art.