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.
About This Item
- 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: 1995.15.14.03.08
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Buildings--Maine--Coopers Mills
- Main Street (Whitefield, Me.)
- Whitefield (Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Whitefield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Whitefield, ME 04353
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