West Buxton and a flooded Saco River, ca. 1936

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West Buxton and a flooded Saco River, ca. 1936

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Aerial view of the Saco River during a flood that washed the West Buxton bridge away. The West Buxton dam can be seen, as well as the flooded area. Rt. 112 runs along the river near the power generating station.

On the far left is the landing for the ferry from Boom Rd. on the Buxton side to the Hollis side which used while the bridge was out.

The buildings from left to right on the far side of the river include the parsonage for the West Buxton Free Will Baptist Church, York Mutual Insurance Company, Win Townsend's store and the Masonic Lodge, Christian Row Rd., Stan Townsend's building and the barber shop, the Tydol Gasoline station, bank, surge station and the woolen mill.

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  • Title: West Buxton and a flooded Saco River, ca. 1936
  • Creation Date: circa 1936
  • Subject Date: circa 1936
  • Town: West Buxton
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.A202
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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