Town meeting at Troy Grange Hall, ca. 1940

Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner

Town meeting at Troy Grange Hall, ca. 1940

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The townspeople of Troy met with Maine state officials to discuss, and vote on, the establishment of a town forest using federal, state and local funds in 1940.

Poor farm conditions during the Depression resulted in 3,000 acres of land in Troy to be abandoned and returned to town for back taxes. This situation created a cash flow problem for the town as it represented about 13% of taxable property.

With only 582 residents, mostly farmers, the town's ability to pay municipal expenses were difficult. The creation of the town forest helped to provide the town with the much needed revenue over time.

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  • Title: Town meeting at Troy Grange Hall, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Piper, Seavey A
  • Creation Date: 1940
  • Subject Date: 1940
  • Town: Troy
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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