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Hobbstown Township

Hobbstown Township Location Map

This township (T4 R6 BKP  WKR) in Somerset County contains most of Spencer Lake, along with the 2400-foot Spencer Mountain west of the Lake, and the 2300-foot Hardscrabble Mountain east of the Lake. With no village settlement, it is primarily … Continue reading

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Prisoners of War in Maine

Sign in Parlin Pond Township to Hobbstown POW Memorial (2016)

Maine’s forest and potato economy was struggling during World War II. Young men had either joined the armed forces or sought work out of state in the war effort industries. Congresswoman Margaret Chase Smith and U.S. Senator Ralph Owen Brewster … Continue reading

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