PaperTalks Magazine Maine pictorial history -P.O. Box 219
Jonesboro Maine 04648


A pictorial history of northern,
downeast, and central Maine

Established in 1977

8 annual issues

Paper Talks Magazine pictorial Maine History
Editor/Publisher: G. Pierre Dumont, Sr. of Roque Bluffs

Each issue is filled with photos from various regions of the northern half of the State of Maine. These pictures, dating primarily between 1940 and 1990, offer those interested in Maine an opportunity to look back and see photos of their friends, relatives and perhaps, even themselves. Other photos included feature area businesses and locales of significance, with related stories.

Over the years we have published magazines with specific themes. Some of these themes: twins and triplets born prior to 1970, couples married 50 or more years, bands from the 50’s and 60’s, high school sports teams, soap box derby participants, families who reared at least eight children, the outdoors–hunting, fishing & game wardens, an education topic featuring retired teachers and groups of their pupils, and Armed Forces Veterans (WWII, Korea and Vietnam).

The first issue published in 1977 covered Northern Penobscot County and at the end of the fifth year in business, "Paper Talks" was being published in nine separate issues annually. At this point, the magazine was effectively covering the northern half of the state (Greater Waterville through the St. John Valley). In 2007, the Penquis issue and the edition for Central Maine were combined to create one publication...the Mid-Maine Edition.

Annual Editions:

January "The County" Edition
January Washington County Edition
February Northern Penobscot County Edition
July St. John Valley
July Greater Bangor Edition
August Seaboard Edition
August Mid-Maine Edition
September Western Maine Edition

A listing of the towns covered in these editions, as well as subscription information, can be found on the subscription page.

Several issues each year feature a specific topic. The editor will be glad to tell you what the upcoming themes are. Email him by clicking the mailbox below.

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