Bridge Street, Limestone, ca. 1910

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Bridge Street, Limestone, ca. 1910

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Limestone was permanently settled in the aftermath of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which fixed the boundary between the British colonies and the United States. One of the earliest white settlers was land agent and customs officer Mark Trafton, who came to the area in the 1840s. Despite small-scale industrial activities (sawmills, starch factories), agriculture remained the predominant economic activity. Potatoes are still an important crop in the region. The population of the town peaked around 1960 due to the development of Loring Air Force Base (now closed), a component of the United States' Cold War defense systems.

Leigh B. Trafton of Limestone, who sold novelties, published the card. He was a great-grandson of Mark Trafton. No date is given, but, like other colorized cards depicting Limestone, this one was likely issued in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

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  • Title: Bridge Street, Limestone, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Leigh B. Trafton
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Limestone, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Local Code: MCC-00461
  • Collection: Jean Paul Michaud Collection II
  • Object Type: Image

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