Sprinkler wagon, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

Contributed by Blue Hill Historical Society

Sprinkler wagon, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

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Description

The unpaved roads in Blue Hill Village became even more dusty in summer after the automoblile entered the scene.

For about twenty years, the water sprinkler wagon of the Village Improvement Society did its best to lay down the dust.

In wet seasons the streets were covered with one to two feet of gangue or waste copper mine tailings that were the color of dried blood.

By 1930, the roads began to be paved with a hard surface.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sprinkler wagon, Blue Hill, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Blue Hill
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph on paper
  • Dimensions: 12.3 cm x 17.1 cm x - cm
  • Local Code: HH PH 0553
  • 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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