Abandoned Farm in Troy, ca. 1939

Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner

Abandoned Farm in Troy, ca. 1939

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The town of Troy took over twelve abandoned farms, including this one, for non-payment of taxes in the 1940s.

In 1939 Town of Troy had 3,000 acres or 13% of land in delinquent tax status, which amounted to 17% of taxable commitment. Troy needed to generate income to help town pay its bills.

Seavey Piper was town selectman and thought taking ownership of land and establishing a town forest was the answer.

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About This Item

  • Title: Abandoned Farm in Troy, ca. 1939
  • Creator: Piper, Seavey
  • Creation Date: circa 1939
  • Subject Date: circa 1939
  • Town: Troy
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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