Dorrity Stagecoach, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

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Dorrity Stagecoach, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

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The Dorrity stagecoach is seen in front of George Stevens Academy. Such stages were important to the establishment of a regular mail service at the end of the eighteenth century. A stage route was established in 1794 that connected the coastal communities from Portland to Eastport; it passed through Blue Hill until a road was built between Bucksport and Ellsworth in 1827. An act of Congress authorized Rural Free Delivery in 1893.

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About This Item

  • Title: Dorrity Stagecoach, Blue Hill, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Blue Hill
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 5.8 cm x 8.9 cm x 0.1 cm
  • Local Code: HH PH 0503
  • Collection: 9999
  • Object Type: Image

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Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614

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