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Crossing the Gut

South Bristol village from a distance, 1910

South Bristol village from a distance, 1910

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South Bristol Historical Society

In the early 1900's, "summer business" was becoming a significant element in the economy of the South Bristol area.

As more and more summer visitors came by automobile, not only was a safe and efficient bridge necessary, but decent roads were also important.

As those who favored independence from Bristol stated in 1915, the "roads are not roads at all but the next thing to plowed fields."

Making matters worse, the old wooden sidewalks in the village were removed by Bristol, but the promised new ones were never built.


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