Keywords: Kimball School
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.
Hayford reportedly insulted Kimball and Kimball struck Hayford across the nose. Kimball was arrested and Martin speculated that he lost most of his…
… next was directly across the street beside the Kimball Block (Kennison's Drugstore). This building that was built by Dennis was later taken down.