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The Holman Family Reunion and Homestead, Dixfield, ca. 1911

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The Holman Family Reunion and Homestead, Dixfield, ca. 1911

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The Holman family reunion at their homestead, ca. 1911.

From the late 1700's until its incorporation as Dixfield in 1803, Dixfield Centre (also known as The Common) and the surrounding area of Township #1 was called Holmantown. Col. Jonathan Holman is credited with founding of Holmantown. Consequently, there are many accounts of Holman Family Reunions in among the historical documents of Dixfield.

The large room in the upstairs of this homestead was used for many community functions, dances, and for town meetings for half a century. In 2012, this frame building is still standing but in great disrepair.

Other Information

  • Title: The Holman Family Reunion and Homestead, Dixfield, ca. 1911
  • Creation Date: circa 1911
  • Subject Date: circa 1911
  • Local Name: The Common
  • Town: Dixfield
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: black and white framed photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 342 x 130
  • Local Code: 2012-17
  • Collection: DHS Thirza Towle Coll. # 137
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Dixfield Historical Society
59 Main Street, PO Box 182, Dixfield, ME 04224
(207) 562-7595

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