Hamlin, Helen (1917 - 2004)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Helen Hamlin was born and raised in Fort Kent among a family of game wardens. She attended Madawaska Training School and accepted her first teaching job at a remote lumber camp at Churchill Dam. She met and married the local warden, Curly. Their early life together in the deep woods is the subject of her first book, which became a New York Times bestseller. After a second marriage to Dr.Robert Lennon, Hamlin left Maine to raise a family, study French and art, and travel the world. Hamlin received the outstanding alumnus award from the University of Maine-Fort Kent in 1988. She died in Minnesota in 2004.

Selected Bibliography

  • Nine Mile Bridge: Three Years in the Maine Woods (1945,1973,2005)

  • Pine, Potatoes, and People (1948,anecdotes about Aroostook Co.)

Selected Resources