The History Press has just released Ron Romano’s second book, entitled Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery: A Field of Ancient Graves. This book celebrates Portland’s 350-year-old burial ground, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Many MOCA members visited the cemetery in July when the cemetery’s friends group, Spirits Alive, hosted the MOCA summer meeting. Chapters include “Lost at Sea,” “The Dead House,” and “Five Men Hanged for Murder.” The book also examines how the minority populations of African Americans, Quakers, and Catholics were treated by the town.
Romano is offering MOCA members free shipping on autographed copies of the book. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.