South Side of River, Skowhegan, ca. 1870

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South Side of River, Skowhegan, ca. 1870

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"This was probably taken about 1870. Note portion of R. E. Lyon Paper Mill at extreme left. After a somewhat variegated history this was again brought into use for the manufacture of paper about 1910, but was destroyed by fire about 1923 and the lot is at present vacant. At the left, in the distance, the spire of the First Baptist Church (later the Community House) may be seen. At the left also may be noted buildings which then stood on the present location of the Anderson Mills. The dam and nearly all of the structures in this picture have long since disappeared."

~Roland T. Patten,
Custodian of Historical Views, 1929

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About This Item

  • Title: South Side of River, Skowhegan, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Bachelder, J.
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: 87.060.3
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632
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