Bill Sawtell - Your local historian 

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Now 70, Bill Sawtell has written and compiled over 40 local histories and biographies of the greater Brownville region. A 1971 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, Mr. Sawtell has a love for the area and its people, a love which he translates into interesting works such as Katahdin Iron Works and Gulf Hagas, his all-time best seller now in its eighth printing, and in the present work Onawa Revisited, now in its third printing.

Sawtell has served as a sports writer for five weekly newspapers and has written numerous editorial, one of which appeared in Time Magazine.

He recently was named Brownville's Citizen of the Year for 2007.


William R. Sawtell 2008

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Bill Sawtell
P O Box 272
Brownville ME 04414
Phone: (207) 965-3971