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"Corner of veranda on old toll house shows in the right of the left hand picture. The Warren Bacon house is just beyond and to its left stand the Island Avenue Congregational Church and the Skowhegan High School.
"Note wooden sidewalks on the left and right; also the muddy and rutted condition of the street. As late as 1880 I recall seeing truck teams so badly mired there as to require assistance of other horses to haul them out."
~Roland T. Patten, Custodian of Historical Views, 1929
About This Item
- Title: Island Avenue, Skowhegan, ca. 1870
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Town: Skowhegan
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Stereograph
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 18 cm
- Local Code: 79_021_3.jpg
- Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Island Avenue (Skowhegan, Me.)--Views--Stereographs
- Island Avenue Congregational Church--Photographs
- Congregational churches--Maine--Skowhegan
- Congregational Church
- Island Avenue
- Skowhegan High School
- toll house
- truck teams
- wooden sidewalks
For more information about this item, contact:Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
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