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The Dorrity stagecoach is seen in front of George Stevens Academy. Such stages were important to the establishment of a regular mail service at the end of the eighteenth century. A stage route was established in 1794 that connected the coastal communities from Portland to Eastport; it passed through Blue Hill until a road was built between Bucksport and Ellsworth in 1827. An act of Congress authorized Rural Free Delivery in 1893.
About This Item
- Title: Dorrity Stagecoach, Blue Hill, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Location: Blue Hill, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 5.8 cm x 8.9 cm x 0.1 cm
- Local Code: HH PH 0503
- Collection: 9999
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Blue Hill-George Stevens Academy
- Stagecoaches--Maine--Blue Hill
- Schools--Maine--Blue Hill
- George Stevens Academy (1899-1943)
- Postal service--Maine--Blue Hill
For more information about this item, contact:Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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