Autos versus horse, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1920

Contributed by Whitefield Historical Society


Walter S. Bowden bought the former H. T. Weeks & Co. store around 1920. According to the "Maine Register", it operated as the Bowden and Avery general store from 1921-1930; and as the Walter Bowden general store from 1931-1945. The only sign on the store advertised the Post Office.

In November 1920 the Lincoln County News reported that Reuben Bowden exhibited at Bowden's store a Crosby table beet which weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. Two weeks later it reported that W. S. Bowden bought a large refrigerator in which he planned to carry a full line of meats.

The Model T cars on the far left and behind the horse and carriage both date circa 1917. The one on the left had rope for "tire chains". The two unknown cars side-by-side were a bit older than the two Model T's.

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  • Title: Autos versus horse, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Local Name: Coopers Mills
  • Town: Whitefield
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.8 cm x 13.7 cm
  • Local Code: 1995.
  • Object Type: Image

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Whitefield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Whitefield, ME 04353
(207) 549-7209

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