ACADIAN ROOTS: Images of the St. John Valley blends the beauty of farms, forests, and communities of the Upper St. John River Valley with a unique genealogical perspective of its history and heritage. A series of photographs by Paul Cyr is introduced by a short story documenting the seventeenth-century arrival and achievements of his Acadian ancestors in the New World. It follows the Sire's epic survival of the 1755 expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia to their settlement in the Madawaska Territory three decades later. Paul’s photographs provide a stunning virtual tour of the Valley, through twenty-seven towns on both sides of the St. John River. From aerial views of Main Streets, to farming and forestry scenes, to nature and wildlife, cultural landmarks and more, Paul distinctly captures the beauty of the Valley throughout all four seasons. ACADIAN ROOTS also contains short cultural essays and anecdotes of the Valley by Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Lise's cultural inserts, along with traditional Acadian recipes, and other treasures are woven throughout the messages of over 90 sponsors. Our goal is to help readers enjoy a glimpse of life in the Valley as it is today, and provide a keepsake for years to come.
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DOTTIE HUTCHINS Dottie Hutchins fondly recalls growing up in OxBow, a small settlement in northern Maine where her parents owned a hunting lodge. She holds a graduate degree in entomology and believes the 20 years she spent working in Mike Lavoie’s aerial spraying business taught her the value of creating an occupation that never feels like a job. ACADIAN ROOTS is Dottie’s second book. In 2013, she published The Whole Fam Damily (1602-2013) about the Aroostook County ancestors of Forrest Tru Lovley of Jordan, Minnesota. Dottie lives in Presque Isle, Maine, with Mike and Poppie. PAUL CYR Paul A. Cyr is a native of the St. John Valley town of Hamlin. He now lives in Presque Isle, Maine, with his wife Karen. Paul first took an interest in photography as a teenager to help pay for his first car. Now that he has more time, he enjoys photography as a challenging and satisfying hobby. He is well known for his knack of being at the right place at the right time and his creative way of capturing the moment. Find Paul on Facebook.
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