Original publish date: Dec. 6th, 2011
Harvest Gold Gallery presents the book, Kezar Lake Memoirs edited by Catherine Ingram Stone.
In the summer of 1889, five young men arrived on the shores of Kezar Lake in Lovell Maine and set up their tents for five weeks. They climbed the surrounding mountains, caught abundant fish, and thoroughly enjoyed “camp life”. These men kept extensive records of their early visits to Lovell. Photographs, including those from their first camping expedition in 1889, still exist.
Kezar Lake Memoirs is a collection of those writings, which reflect a defining time in Lovell’s history. The population and economy had been in decline for many years and tourism was about to become Lovell’s major industry. The five campers witnessed and documented the growth of hotels and boarding houses and changes in the lake’s usage and the area’s wildlife. They wrote about the long-lasting friendships they developed and the folklore they heard.
Catherine Ingram Stone is the great-great-niece of Arthur Stone, one of the original campers on Kezar Lake in 1889. Catherine earned her masters degree in Political Science from NYU and went on to teach there as well. She has always been a summer resident of Lovell and in 1996 she became fulltime. She has served as President of the Lovell Historical Society since 2003. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Lovell Historical Society.
Over one hundred years later, her family of three grown daughters and her dog Finnegan continue to enjoy Arthur’s property on Rattlesnake Island.
Harvest Gold Gallery presents the book Kezar Lake Memoirs edited by Catherine Ingram Stone. She will be available to personalize and sign your copy during our holiday book signing and Open House December 9th from 3-6pm. Wine and cheese will be served. Come and enjoy some holiday cheer and the beautiful artwork in lovely downtown Center Lovell. Open daily 207-925-6502 and always on the web www.harvestgoldgallery.com