Jellison, Connee. Hancock County, a Rock-Bound Paradise: A Bicentennial Pictorial.
Norfolk, VA: The Donning Company, (1990). First Edition.
Quarto, grey leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, photo illus. endpapers, 216 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: From the time when the lands were home only to the North American Indian, and the shadowy presence of the Red Paint People before them, to the early visitations of the first Englishman Martin Pring, who made a northbound sail here in 1603 and the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain, who journeyed here in 1604 from what were to become the Canadian maritime provinces, the adventures of this county unfold in “Hancock County -- a rockbound paradise.” The reader is taken through the eras when this land was known only as a great fish weir, an outpost of the Jesuit priests and, as late as the 1700s as a vast wilderness with but few settlements around the old forts of the English and French. Through the naming of its towns and the names of its settlers, the reader is reminded that this county was once a part of the Mother State of Massachusetts and three quarters of its population had their roots in England. These were the pioneers this volume sheds the light of early history on and in doing so is a microcosmic study of all of America.