Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948–1956 Location: Bangor Client: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.
Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.