It is important that our school children have a definite knowledge of the early history of our own State ; a patriotic interest in its resources and development ; some acquaintance with the men who have been leaders in our Commonwealth, and such familiarity with the laws governing the town, city, county, and State as will fit them to become intelligent citizens, safe leaders, and wise rulers.
Stetson, W. W. and Hinsdale, B. A., "History and Civil Government of Maine" (1898). Maine History Documents. 41.
Stetson, William Wallace, and B. A. Hinsdale. 1898. History and civil government of Maine. Chicago: Werner school Book Co.
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