Bird Hill, Bethel, ca. 1905

Contributed by Bethel Historical Society


The gradual decline in Bethel's post-Civil War population resulted in the abandonment of numerous hillside farms.

Although the Bird Hill area--in the southeast corner of the town--retained a relatively open landscape in 1905, the small trees poking through the snow in the foreground foretell the future of this former agricultural district, which is heavily forested as of 2015.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bird Hill, Bethel, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Maxim, Nettie
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Local Name: Bird Hill
  • Town: Bethel
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.8 cm x 16.7 cm
  • Local Code: FIC 1982.001
  • Collection: Bethel photographs - landscapes
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Bethel Historical Society
P. O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012
(207) 824-2908

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