The Fowlers of Millinocket lie near the heart of Maine’s north woods story. Henry David Thoreau and Fannie Hardy Eckstorm saw the family’s wilderness existence as antithetical to the commercialization and industrialization of their times, but the Fowlers themselves adapted easily when water power, coal, and oil upended the woods economy around them. Their family history traces the energy revolutions that shaped the northern forest and our country. Mike Prokosch is an organizer, popular economics educator, and hiker who lives in Boston.
Prokosch, Michael. "Penobscot Men." Maine History 45, 2 (2010): 123-150. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol45/iss2/3