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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

Ridlonville View of Main Street Ridlonville from Day Hill, 1908Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Irene Hutchinson Images…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Continental Paper Bag Company By: Dave Gawtry & Nghia Ha Images provided by Rumford Area Historical Society The Continental Paper Bag Company…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Welcome to the Western Foothills

Welcome to the Western Foothills X Western Maine's beauty can be found in its mountains, rivers, scenery, and especially its people.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico Corner

Mexico Corner Text by Lorraine Robichaud Legere Images contributed by the Mexico Historical Society About one month after its incorporation in…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Building Boom and Piers above the Falls

Building Boom and Piers above the Falls By William N. Weston & Nghia Ha Images contributed by Rumford Area Historical Society The pictures to the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - A Man's Life in a Suitcase

A Man's Life in a Suitcase John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939 Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Irene Hutchinson Images…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 1 of 3

Mexico A Brief History of Mexico, Maine Welcome to Mexico sign, ca. 2008Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Lorraine…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

Mexico Education was key in this new settlement. Instructions were given in private homes by citizens and parents with slightly more education than…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 2 of 3

Mexico Stephen Barnard was the first chosen selectman and settled one mile from Mexico Corner on Harlow Hill.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Buckfield

Buckfield A Brief History of Buckfield By Jared Eastman, sophomore Breanna Bellefontaine's class, Buckfield Jr./Sr.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

Byron A Brief History of Byron, Maine By Judy Boucher C. Vivian Richards Logging, Byron, ca. 1900Item Contributed byByron Historical Society…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

Regional and Town History X By Nick Waugh A keen observer walking almost anywhere in the woods of western Maine will notice remnants of the…