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Bridgton (Images of America: Maine) - Allen, Ned
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[EAN: 9780738563206], Neubuch, [PU: Arcadia Publishing], Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Title: Q & A - Ned Allen - Bridgton's past very much present Author: Julia Davis Publisher: Lakes Region Weekly Date: 12.24.08 Those interested in learning more about the history of Bridgton now have a new resource "Bridgton," a book written by Ned Allen, president of the Bridgton Historical Society. The book is one of thousands in Arcadia Publishings Images of America series. It combines vintage photographs and illustrations with captions and an introduction with an overview of the towns history. Allen, 54, described pulling the book together as similar to putting together a museum exhibit, meant to be both entertaining and informative. He has been involved with the historical society since 1995. Q: What surprised you in your research? A: One of the things that I didnt find surprising because I pretty much knew it, but I think some people wil be,l is the industrial history of Bridgton, which is considerable. There were at least 10 power sites on Stevens Brook, which runs through town, and a lot of mills, textile mills, various types of lumber and woodworking mills. So there was all that industrial history going on, especially in the second half of the 1800s. Q: When did the mills start closing down? A: In the earlier part of the 20th century. A lot of them had converted from water power to steam. The automobiles and the trucks changed patterns of production and so on, that obviously spelled the demise of the railroad. And I guess the manufacturing was probably consolidated into bigger mills in larger cities. Q: How has the nature of the town changed over the years? A: Now there is less industrial activity, though there is still some. Bridgton has a fairly healthy mix still, but far less of the manufacturing than there was 100 years ago or so. I think probably one of the bigger changes in the last few decades would be more and more people commuting to Portland or somewhere more than just five or 10 miles, but still living here in Bridgton. Q: What has stayed the same? A: I think Main Street has maintained its scale and character to a remarkable degree, which is one of the really important reasons we need to preserve things and not go too far in an unwise development. A lot of the institutions are still there the newspaper, the churches. There is kind of a community spirit that remains. There is a mix of local people whose families have been here for generations, summer visitors who are here for a few days and others whose families have been coming all their lives. Q: What are some interesting stories readers could learn from the book? A: Theres the story of Walter Hockings, who was mostly a summer resident. He was an executive at one of the big department stores. But when he would come home to his house down near the town beach, apparently he would honk the horn of his car, which sang the tune, How dry I am, and that let the folks in the house know that it was time to start mixing up the cocktails for him. Q: Does this area have a long history of summer visitors? A: It does. As early as the 1860s or '70s there was a hotel on top of Pleasant Mountain and people came for the mountains and the lakes and so on. From the 1870s or '80s, the steamboats would bring people. When the railroad came in 1883, that was another link that brought folks in. A lot of it was spurred on partly by some of the artistic and cultural types. Olive Fremstad, who was a Metropolitan Opera star, had a summer home on Highland Lake for a decade or two in the early 20th century. There was a prominent voice teacher in Harrison who attracted several other opera stars. The Saco Valley Music Festival was a big musical festival that she and other big names at the time would perform at each year. Those artistic a

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In 1768, Jacob Kimball moved to the shores of Long Lake in North Bridgton, building a store and providing boat service from Standish, at the southern end of Sebago Lake. Jacob Stevens soon followed, building a sawmill and gristmill on what became Stevens Brook in the center village. Ten power sites on this short brook ran lumber, textile, and other mills, as well as a tannery. Bridgton became the area´s commercial center as retail stores and businesses sprang up to support the many mill workers and farm families. The first train on the narrow-gauge Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into town in January 1883. Tourists and artists soon discovered Bridgton, and today the town remains a diverse mix of creative, hardworking people. Bridgton Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Arcadia Pub (sc)

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In 1768, Jacob Kimball moved to the shores of Long Lake in North Bridgton, building a store and providing boat service from Standish, at the southern end of Sebago Lake. Jacob Stevens soon followed, building a sawmill and gristmill on what became Stevens Brook in the center village. Ten power sites on this short brook ran lumber, textile, and other mills, as well as a tannery. Bridgton became the areaas commercial center as retail stores and businesses sprang up to support the many mill workers and farm families. The first train on the narrow-gauge Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into town in January 1883. Tourists and artists soon discovered Bridgton, and today the town remains a diverse mix of creative, hardworking people. Bridgton Allen, Ned, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

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Bridgton
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Allen, Ned

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Bridgton

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In 1768, Jacob Kimball moved to the shores of Long Lake in North Bridgton, building a store and providing boat service from Standish, at the southern end of Sebago Lake. Jacob Stevens soon followed, building a sawmill and gristmill on what became Stevens Brook in the center village. Ten power sites on this short brook ran lumber, textile, and other mills, as well as a tannery. Bridgton became the area's commercial center as retail stores and businesses sprang up to support the many mill workers and farm families. The first train on the narrow-gauge Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into town in January 1883. Tourists and artists soon discovered Bridgton, and today the town remains a diverse mix of creative, hardworking people.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780738563206
ISBN (ISBN-10): 073856320X
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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)
127 Pages
Weight: 0,399 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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