Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner
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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.
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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