Maine Coon Tall Tails

This is how they ought to look


			The Maine State Cat 

						  Green-eyed torbie ~ 3 yr


Hard Evidence

Historic Photo of Maine Coon Cat "Snowball"   (Re-imaged photo: Copyright  1990)			

Historic Photo of Maine Coon Cat "Tobey       (Re-imaged photo: Copyright  1990)

The Facts

And "....I have been writing of the cats of long, long ago," authenticates historically the presence of a recognizable type of cat, known as Maine cats, as present in Maine well before the Civil War era in 1861; well before her own cat "Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines." Mrs. Pierce' first cat owned in 1861 by her brother and herself was a Maine cat named "Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines." This cat she describes as one of the "long-haired cats of that variety often called Maine cats.......... their advent reaches far back beyond the memory of the oldest inhabitant." It is clear from this comment that Mrs. Pierce had questioned elderly relatives and friends about their Maine cats, and had listened to tales of Maine cats in her girlhood years.
The Maine Coon Cat Authenticated              Copyright  1998, 2007 	

Authentic Maine Coon Cat - Dirigo "Swift River Ruffian 

Tall Tails

Legend of the Maine Coon Cat           	      Copyright  1986 

History of the Polydactyl Maine Coon Cat      Copyright  2007 

About the Author


A native Mainer, notable Maine author and artist did her 
undergraduate studies in fine art and literature at Syracuse University. 
She has written many articles on this unique breed of cat. Her articles 
are internationally published and have been translated into other 
languages since 1990.  Beth has written many of the most authoritative 
articles about the unique Maine Coon breed.

Beth is internationally recognized as a foremost authority on the Maine 
Coon breed.  She is dedicated to preserving native Maine Coon cats.  
She contributes substantially to the history and evolution of the Maine Coon 
Cat breed, genetic topics, and breeding articles about Maine Coon Cats.

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