Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
This photo, taken in 1933, is of a town meeting held at Islesboro's Town Hall. At the meeting, the islanders were debating the current ban of automobiles on the island. Islesboro was one of the last places in the country that actively prohibited automobiles. Summer residents believed that the horse and buggy was a much more rustic and traditional form of transportation. However, the islanders believed that it was an inadequate and out-dated form of transportation. After twenty years of debate, Islesboro residents voted March 17, 1933 to repeal the ban on automobiles.
About This Item
- Title: Islesboro Town Meeting, 1933
- Creation Date: 1933
- Subject Date: 1933
- Town: Islesboro
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Open Photo Collection, Cars
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.