Horse and wagon teams, North Yarmouth, 1911

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Horse and wagon teams, North Yarmouth, 1911

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In 1911, the Maine Central Railroad rerouted their tracks, which previously passed through Walnut Hill village. The steam engines used quite a lot of fuel going up a steep grade there, and MCRR found a new route, one that passed close to the Old Town House on Route 9 (Memorial Highway). Local men were hired to do the work of clearing and excavating. This photo was likely taken as the men set out for their work in the morning; Robert Hoey stands ready at the reins with his white horse.

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  • Title: Horse and wagon teams, North Yarmouth, 1911
  • Creation Date: 1911
  • Subject Date: 1911
  • Town: North Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.7 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: MMN3.img239.jpg
  • Object Type: Image

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North Yarmouth Historical Society
10 Village Square Road , North Yarmouth, ME 04097
(207) 772-1568

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