John Frank Stevens Correspondence

John Frank Stevens 1853-1943
Maine State Library

Entries include the brief biographical information of a civil engineer notable for his work in the construction of the Panama Canal and the later revelation, during construction for the Great Northern Railroad, of the Marias Pass in Glacier County, Montana, a bronze statuette of this West Gardiner, Maine, native -- matching a statue placed at Marias Pass in Montana, the "Northern Gateway of the Pacific" -- once greeted visitors at the door of the Maine State Library, a typed biography, a typed letter from Maine state librarian Henry Ernest Dunnack on giving a speech in honor of Stevens at the local Grange in West Gardiner, Maine, Date range: 1929-10


Entries include brief biographical information, a letter from Stevens handwritten in pencil on ruled paper presenting a statuette of himself to state librarian Henry Ernest Dunnack, and a newspaper clipping describing the presentation of the bronze copy of Stevens by Cecere to the Maine State Library with the photographic image of the bronze figure.