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Main Street, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1915

Main Street, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1915

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Fort Fairfield thrived in the early 20th century as a result of the boom in Aroostook County potato farming.

In this circa 1915 view, the town’s Main Street features, from left, a large livery stable, the Fort Fairfield Exchange Hotel, Ossie Brothers Restaurant, which opened in 1913, and Hose Company No. 3 of the local fire department.

The opportunity for a photograph has attracted hotel guests to gather on the second floor balcony and restaurant patrons to line up on the front steps and pose in the street.