Coombs and Gowen houses in Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1910

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Description

Fred Coombs (1859-1929) owned the early 19th century house on the left in this postcard. According to local historian Ellen Weiblen (1902-1987), it burned down one New Years Eve.

The dark building on the left was the Walter Coombs Garage.

Across Main Street is a 4-plank vertical wooden sidewalk that traversed the top of this hill down to the Sheepscot River. Sadie Gowen’s house appears on the right of this postcard.


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