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Townships

School Bell Commemorating the Maine Unorganized Territory School System (2001)

Townships is the designation of minor civil divisions that have no organized local government, such as a plantation, town or city.
School Bell Commemorating the Maine Unorganized Territory School System (2001)

Bell Recalling the Unorganized Territory School System (2001)

Townships in Maine are administered directly by the State government. Taxes are due directly to the State Bureau of Taxation, with funds disbursed to support township services such as schools. They have names or may simply be designated by a township and range identification, such as T3 R4 WELS or T5 ND BPP. T stands for township, and R indicates a range. More abbreviations are here. Continue reading

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Big Six Township

Big Six TWP Location Map

The township (T6 R19 WELS) in Somerset County is on the border with Quebec in western Maine. It has no improved roads, but a substantial amount of unimproved roads serving forestry operations. The small Little Southwest Brook rises here and … Continue reading

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Madrid TWP

Location Map for Madrid

gave up its municipal status on July 1, 2000 since it was unable to sustain the expenses associated with being an organized town. The Appalachian Trail cuts through the northwest corner of the township, passing over The Horn, a mountain just northeast of Saddleback Mountain. Continue reading

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Rainbow Township

Rainbow Stream

The township, also known as T2 R11 WELS, is immediately adjacent to T2 R10 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. Traveling south hikers encounter the three mile long Rainbow Lake that arches over the northeastern corner … Continue reading

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T1 R10 WELS

1952/1949 Topographic Map of T1 R10 WELS

The township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. Traveling south, hikers continue along the southern shore of Nahmakanta Stream and Pemadumcook Lake. The trail then turns south, skirting the eastern … Continue reading

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T1 R11 WELS

Detail of 1952 Jo-Mary Mountain, Quadrangle Topographic Map

The township is completely within a tract of Maine Public Reserve Land and lies immediately south of Rainbow Township, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Traveling south, hikers encounter Nesuntabunt Mountain and Nahmakanta Lake that reaches … Continue reading

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T1 R4 WELS

Town Line Sign: T 1 R4 (North Yarmouth Academy Grant)

Also known as North Yarmouth Academy Grant Township, it lies just east of T1 R5 WELS. It has no settled village. Macwahoc Stream and an associated bog dominate the northeastern portion. The only improved roads are U.S. Route 2 in … Continue reading

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T1 R5 WELS

T1 R5 WELS Location

This sparsely populated township lies south of Benedicta and Silver Ridge Townships. The Aroostook Road from Benedicta to Molunkus village is the primary improved road, passing through the center of the township.  A small slice of the Nine Mile Woods … Continue reading

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T1 R6 WELS

Sunset Over Mount Katahdin at Salmon Stream Lake (2014)

Most travelers see the township from the scenic view on I-95. The attraction is a view of Mount Katahdin over 659-acre Salmon Stream Lake.  The outlet of Little Salmon Stream Lake, to the northeast, flows into Salmon Stream Lake. A … Continue reading

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T10 R8 WELS

Portable Housing on the Jack Mountain Road near the Spectacle Pond Road (2015)

As part of the North Maine Woods management area, the township hosts some related facilities, such as these temporary, mobile buildings, probably to provide shelter in this remote area. The Jack Mountain Road cuts through the northwest of the township, … Continue reading

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T10 R9 WELS

Chase Brook Road (left) off the Jack Mountain Road in T10 R9 WELS (2015)

This township in Piscataquis County lies just west of T10 R8 WELS where Jack Mountain Road continues, but declines into an unimproved dirt road and ends, at least by that name.  An improved dirt road, Chase Brook Road, branches south … Continue reading

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T11 R7 WELS

Bridge over Machias River (North)

This township is just west of Garfield Plantation, both of which are within the North Maine Woods management area. The American Realty Road crosses the northeast corner and the Pinkham Road crosses the southeast corner.  Both continue extensively westward through … Continue reading

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T11 R8 WELS

Jack Mountain Campsite (2015)

This township, in the North Maine Woods management area, continues the Jack Mountain Road from T11 R7 WELS in its southeast corner before the road turns southwest around Jack Mountain. Jack Mountain campsite, with tent space, a picnic table, toilet … Continue reading

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T2 R10 WELS

Mount Katahdin from the Golden Road East of Millinocket Lake

Three Routes This township, officially known as T2 R10 WELS, is the crossroad of two major “highways” in Maine: The Golden Road and the Appalachian Trail. Both travel the Abol Bridge over the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The … Continue reading

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T2 R4 WELS

Bog on the 6000 Road in T2 R4 WELS (2014)

This township is just east of Silver Ridge Township in southern Aroostook County. Crisscrossed with dirt logging roads, its main thoroughfare is the 6000 Road from U.S. Route 2 in Silver Ridge Dixie Road in the east terminating on U.S. … Continue reading

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T2 R9 WELS

T2 R9 WELS Location Map

This township lies at the base of Baxter State Park, encompassing the Park south access road from Millinocket and the eastern end of The Golden Road. The West Branch of the Penobscot River flows through its eastern region and includes … Continue reading

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T22 MD Township

sign: Entering TWP 22 on Route 9

A small community in Hancock County, the township’s only improved road, in its northeastern corner, is a portion of Route 9, (“The Airline“). Rocky Pond lies at the center of the township, with a network of unimproved logging roads surrounding it. … Continue reading

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T3 Indian Purchase Township

Bridge over Waterway linking Elbow Lake with Quackish Lake (2014)

The Township wraps around the southern, eastern and northern portions of Millinocket. T4 Indian Purchase Township is adjacent west of T3. The Golden Road and Route 11 from Millinocket are the two improved roads in the township. T3 encompasses all … Continue reading

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T3 R10 WELS

Abol Bridge on the Golden Road

APPALACHIAN TRAIL – ABOL BRIDGE TO DAICEY POND Abol Bridge is located on the Golden Road over the West Branch of the Penobscot River in township T2 R10 WELS. A private campground and general store sits just outside the boundaries of … Continue reading

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T3 R11 WELS

Sign to the Big Eddy Campground

This township is located east of the southern portion of Baxter State Park.  Both the Golden Road and the West Branch of the Penobscot River span its width.  Ripogenus Lake, Dam, and Gorge are major geographic features. [See related Chesuncook] … Continue reading

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T3 R12 WELS

Sign: Allagash Gateway Campsite

Commanding the southern portion of Chesuncook Lake and much of Caribou Lake and Ripogenus, the township is accessed by the Golden Road from Greenville or Millinocket. Allagash Gateway Campground offers tenting, a store, LG gas supply, swimming, fishing, and boating. … Continue reading

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T3 R4 BKP WKR

Location Map for T3 R4 BKP WKR

This township hosts the Long Falls Dam on the Dead River. That dam maintains the level of Flagstaff Lake, but required the removal of the village of Flagstaff, which was flooded as a result of its construction.. There was a … Continue reading

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T3 R7 WELS

Directional Signs: Lunksoos, Katahdin Loop (2014)

East of Baxter Park, it is home to Katahdin Woods & Water Recreation Area, Sandbank Campsite, Wassataquoik Public Reserved Land, and Whetstone Falls. West of Stacyville, access is by Swift Brook Road and a network of dirt roads. Continue reading

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T4 Indian Purchase Township

Railroad Crossing on Route 11 (2014)

This township surrounds North Twin and South Twin lake, which are split by the North Twin Ridge peninsular.  Most of Middle Jo-Mary Lake occupies its northwest corner. T4 Indian Purchase Township is just west of T3 Indian Purchase Township on … Continue reading

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T4 R9 NWP

sign: "Piscataquis County Line, Entering T4 R9" (NWP) on Route 11 (2014)

Community This township is in north central Maine in Piscataquis County. It is dominated by Seboeis Lake and the Seboeis Maine Public Reserved Land, which surrounds most of the Lake. Two small settlements, Schoodic and Packards, are in the west … Continue reading

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T6 ND BPP

Fourth Lake Road in T6 ND BPP (2013)

This township is just west of Grand Lake Stream Plantation.  Its Fourth Lake Road leads to the interior, to nearby lakes, and eventually to a campsite and boat launch at Fourth Machias Lake in Sakom Township.

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T6 R7 WELS

Bridge over the Sebois River inT6 R7 WELS at a parking and picnic area on the Grand Lake Road

This township is home to the Seboeis River canoe trip put-in on the Grand Lake Road. The 24-mile trip begins at a parking/picnic area near the bridge at N46° 8′ 37.07″ W68° 38′ 0.19″. The trip is most successful in … Continue reading

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T6 R8 WELS

East Branch of the Penobscot Upstream from the Bridge, with Horse Mountain in the Background

is an unorganized township in Penobscot County just east of the north entrance to Baxter State Park. It is the gateway to that portion of the Park by way of the Grand Lake Road from Shin Pond along its southern … Continue reading

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T7 R9 NWP

Historic Topographic Map of T9 R9

This township is immediately south of the Bowdoin College Grant East, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Trail (red dots on the maps) runs from East Chairback Pond, over Chairback Mountain, past West Chairback Pond to … Continue reading

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T8 R9 WELS

Mount Katahdin with Snow Cap from T8 R9 WELS on the Pinkham Road (2015)

This township is bisected, northeast to southwest, by Pinkham Road beginning in T9 R9 WELS and exiting to T8 R10 WELS in the southwest. This well maintained dirt road is one of the “highways” of the north woods, designed primarily … Continue reading

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T9 R8 WELS

Mountains from the Pinkham Road in T9 R8 WELS (2015)

Roads Pinkham Road is the main artery in this township from northeast to southwest.  Craigville Road joins Pinkham from the east, just south of Chandler Lake. Pelletier Road originates (traveling west) off Pinkham, then enters adjoining T9 R9 WELS.  Also … Continue reading

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T9 R9 WELS

Maine Forest Service on the Pinkham Road (2015)

A Maine Forest Service Station on the Pinkham Road in the south of the township, is adjacent to Brown Brook which crosses the road there.  It seems to be a remote outpost with no other station for many miles. Presumably … Continue reading

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TA R10 WELS

AT South Boot Icon

This township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The trail generally tracks east-west, except for a short northwest-southeast section between Mud Pond and Lower Jo-Mary Lake. It enters the township … Continue reading

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TA R11 WELS

1952 Topographic Map of TA R11 Township

The township is immediately west of TA R10 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Heading south, the AT follows Cooper Brook to Crawford Pond, the to the East Branch of the Pleasant River. Two AT … Continue reading

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TA R12 WELS

1952 TA R12 Topographic Map

The township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Appalachian Trail cuts briefly through the southeast corner of the township, also known as Shawtown. Shawtown is a very watery township, … Continue reading

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Talmadge

Location Map for Talmadge

Talmadge, and Waite on its eastern boundary, are small towns that have functioned often as a single community. The Waite post office serves Talmadge; the “dump” and cemetery in Talmadge served both towns. U.S. Route 1 passes by in the town of Waite to the east, crossing only a small section of Talmadge in the northeast. Continue reading

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Tarbox, Samuel

Samuel Tarbox Homestead (2004)

(1780-1861) born February 10, 1780, was an enterprising businessman in the town of Westport, who had a thriving fishing and shipping business in the early 1800’s. He may have received the honorary title “Squire” because of his wealth, land holdings, … Continue reading

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Tarkington, Booth

Selected Works Alice Adams (1921) Beasley’s Christmas Party (1909) The Beautiful Lady (1905) Beauty And The Jacobin; An Interlude Of The French Revolution (1912) Cherry (1903) Claire Ambler (1928) Clarence; A Comedy In Four Acts (1921) The Collector’s Whatnot: A … Continue reading

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TB R11 WELS

A view from the ridges in TB R11 WELS 2007

The township is immediately southeast of TA R12 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The AT briefly (about two miles) passes through the northwest corner of the township as it ascends White Cap Mountain for … Continue reading

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Temperature Normals

by the month for forty-nine locations in Maine, one aspect of the climate, are calculated by taking the mean (average) of the maximum and minimum temperatures for a location, in a given month, over the thirty-year period. “Normal” temperatures are … Continue reading

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Temple

Location Map for Temple

At the western terminus of Maine Route 43, Temple, with its cluster of small mountains and small ponds, lies just northwest of Farmington. Settled in 1796, it was the site of an early and strong community of Quakers. In the 19th century, though largely a farming community, it was home to three sawmills, an excelsior and stave mill, a grist mill, and a carriage factory. Continue reading

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Tenants Harbor

Sign: Welcome to Tenants Harbor (2005)

is a village in the Town of St. George in Knox County, incorporated on February 7, 1803 from a portion of Cushing. In 1865 it ceded some land to South Thomaston. Maine Route 131 from Thomaston runs along the eastern … Continue reading

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Tennis, Boys

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Lewiston 7 2003-2009 South Portland 4 1973-1976 Cape Elizabeth 4 1986-1989 Cheverus 4 1988-1991 Waynflete 6 2008-2013   YEAR No Classes YEAR Class A Class B Class C 1956 Brunswick 1983 Lewiston York 1960 South … Continue reading

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Tennis, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year South Portland 9 1973-1981 Cape Elizabeth 9 1990-1998 Lewiston 6 2006-2011 Falmouth 6 2008-2013   YEAR No Classes YEAR Class A Class B Class C 1973 South Portland 1983 Falmouth Dirigo 1974 South Portland 1984 … Continue reading

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Thomaston

Just southwest of Rockland, the community lies at the point where the St. George River broadens into a long narrow bay. Ship building and shipping were the basis of its fortune and that of the two millionaires (of seven in the whole country) who lived there in 1840. Thomaston has many surviving fine homes, developed by financially successful residents, on its main street. Continue reading

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Thoreau, Henry David

(1817-1862) was born on July 12, 1817 and raised in Concord, Massachusetts. He was truly a “journalist,” keeping a daily journal from young adulthood to shortly before his death. He traveled to Maine, climbed Mount Katahdin, and was an early … Continue reading

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Thorndike

Location Map for Thorndike

Settled in 1772, the town lies southeast of Unity on Maine Route 139. See photos. While once a farming community, as most Maine towns, Thorndike counted the railroad as a major element in its economy. The remains of that era are obvious in the village. The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad was the latest to use the line. Continue reading

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Tidal Flats

Tidal flats are a substantial resource harboring a variety of species, including clams, quahogs, marine worms, lobster larvae, and crabs. These resources are endangered by polluted water runoff from residential and commercial activities. The video clip below shows clam survey … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 01: Origins

Ripples in the Sand

23,000 BCE – 1121 -23,000 The most recent glacial episode in Maine began about 25,000 years ago, when the Laurentide ice sheet overspread New England. -19,000 Climatic warming forced the Laurentide ice sheet to start receding. -11,800 Ice sheet recedes … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 02: Exploration and Early European Settlement

Weymouth Cross, Allen Island

1492-1650 European explorers cruise the Maine coast in search of opportunities for their patrons, especially in the rich fisheries of the Gulf of Maine. Missionaries and settlers follow, bringing diseases that devastate Native American populations. 1492 Christopher Columbus “discovers” America. … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 03: Massachusetts and the Colonial Period

Father Rasle Monument

1651-1774 Massachusetts asserts its claim to Maine and takes over in 1652. Royal commissioners set up an independent government in Maine in 166, but Massachusetts regains control in 1668.  Many towns in Maine are incorporated during the period, developing a … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 04: The American Revolution

Machias Bay 1785

1775-1789 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord begins the Revolutionary War. Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. Benedict Arnold and his expedition reach Swan Island in the Kennebec River, move through the state to Quebec. The British ship Margaretta is … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 05: Developing a Maine Identity

Portland Head Light

1790-1819 1790 Portland Head Light lighthouse, located on Shore Road in what is now Cape Elizabeth, is established on order of President George Washington. Population 96,540, first U.S. census. 1791 Incorporation of the towns of Bangor, Camden, and Readfield. 1792 … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 06: Early Statehood

Early Maine State House

1820-1849 After a brief stint in Portland, in 1827 the permanent State Capital was designated to be Augusta; in 1832 the state government moved into the new, small State House. Expansions and improvements continued for decades. Maine’s northern boundary with … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 07: Growth, Civil War, and Economic Change

Joshua Chamberlain

1850-1899 Incorporations of new town across the state was a major theme of this period. Maine’s Hannibal Hamlin was elected Vice-President of the United States with Abraham Lincoln successful presidential campaign.  James G. Blaine ran unsuccessfully for president. The Civil … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 08: Reform and Optimism

Eastern Manufacturing 1910, later Eastern Fine Paper Company

1900-1929 The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the expansion of pulp and paper mills, including the new Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket. Eastern Maunfacturing in Brewer became Eastern Fine Paper Company. Lakewood summer theater in … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 09: Depression and World War

CCC men near Acton

1930-1949 The 1930’s and 1940’s were difficult for most Americans. During the Great Depression, several projects set the stage for recovery in Maine, such as the Wyman Dam on the Kennebec River, the beginnings of Baxter State Park, the Moosehorn … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 10: Seeds of Change

The Nearing

1950-1974 The third quarter of the twentieth century began to draw Maine closer to national and international events as earlier ways of life were challenged. Salting of cod, a centuries old tradition, ended with refigeration. Indians were given the right … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 11: Political Change, Economic Challenges

Women Members of the Maine Legislature

1975-2003 During this period Maine state government was reorganized as a divided legislature faced an Independent governor, and the archaic Executive Council was abolished. Democrats outnumbered Republicans among registered voters for the first time; but unenrolled (“independent”) voters soon outnumbered … Continue reading

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Togus

National Home for Disabled Soldiers (Eastern Branch) c. 1880

The Togus Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Office Center, as it is formally known, is a 67-operating bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and mental health beds, as well as a 100-bed Nursing Home consisting of 50 Skilled and … Continue reading

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Topsfield

Location Map for Topsfield

The village is at the intersection of north-south U.S. Route 1 and east-west Maine Route 6. Logging and hunting are major activities in this rural community. Topsfield has substantial resources in the long shoreline of Baskahegan Lake and the two smaller lakes: East Musquash and Farrow. Continue reading

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Topsham

Location Map for Topsham

Recently the downtown (see photos) has witnessed a renewal with modern buildings. Topsham has been a very rapidly growing community both in population and in commercial development.The area of the Topsham Fair Mall is located adjacent to Interstate 95. Pejepscot Village was once an active community when the Pejepscot Paper Mill was in full production. Falls in the Androscoggin River between Topsham and Brunswick encouraged the development of paper and textile mills which dominated the economy into the 20th century. Continue reading

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Township C

Detail of 1940

This oddly shaped, trapezoidal township is immediately west of Township D, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The trail travels about one mile in the township’s southeast corner on the southwest slope of Old Blue Mountain. … Continue reading

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Township D

1940

This township is immediately west of Township E, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Trail enters at the northeast corner of the township and proceeds westerly, then southwesterly along its western boundary. (See light green dots … Continue reading

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Township E

Location Map for TWP E in Franklin County

Township E is south of Sandy River Plantation, host to the next northerly section of the AT after Township D. (E Township is a different township in Aroostook County.) Township E, almost triangular in shape,  extends eight miles from Long … Continue reading

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Track, Indoor, Boys

Indoor Boys Track Pole Vaulting (2004)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Chevrus 7 1980-1986 Scarborough 5 1994-1998 ————————————————————————————- Year No Classes, Class A Class B 1968 Portland 1969 Deering 1970 Portland 1971 South Portland 1972 South Portland Class A Class B 1973 Deering Lawrence 1974 Deering … Continue reading

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Track, Indoor, Girls

Girls Indoor Track (2004)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Greely 6 2001-2006 Scarborough 8 2005-2012 ——————————————————————————————— Year No Classes, Class A Class B 1979 Ellsworth ———————————————————————————————- Class A Class B 1980 Waterville Mount Desert 1981 Brewer Mount Desert 1982 Brewer Mount Desert 1983 Brewer … Continue reading

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Track, Outdoor, Boys

Consecutive Champions School No. Year Deering 5 1960-1964 Lawrence 5 1974-1978 Chevrus 5 1981-1985 Year Class L, LL Class M Class S 1959 Brunswick Winslow Lincoln Academy 1960 Deering Winslow Wells 1961 Deering Gould Academy Orono 1962 Deering Kennebunk Orono … Continue reading

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Track, Outdoor, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Scarborough 5 1994-1998 Winthrop 5 1995-1999 John Bapst 5 2002-2006 Waterville 5 2007-2011 Year Class A Class B Class C 1973 Marshwood Massabesic 1974 Mount Blue Falmouth 1975 Mount Ararat Gorham York 1976 Waterville Greely … Continue reading

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Transportation

Horse-drawn Road Grader at the Hallowell Public Works Garage (2003)

For the earliest residents, Native Americans, dugout canoes were the vehicles of choice along the coast. Full use of rivers, lakes and streams awaited the invention of the lighter birch bark canoe, which could be carried from one water body … Continue reading

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Transportation, Highway Mileage

Highway Mileage Between Selected Points Here are highway mileage measurements between selected points in Maine:

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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow at the Viles Arboretum (2002)

remains in Maine, along the coast, near freshwater ponds, and in agricultural fields, during the summer.  Thereafter, as with many other birds, it migrates to to southern coastal states, Mexico and Central America. This one apparently decided to take up … Continue reading

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Tremont

Bass Harbor Light with the Gott Islands across the Water (2003)

Tremont’s Bass Harbor is the terminal for the Swan’s Island ferry and the Frenchboro ferry. See photos. Located on Mount Desert Island, it also hosts a much photographed lighthouse on its rocky shore and two nature preserves. Tremont’s cove-rich shoreline abuts Blue Hill Bay, which includes the town’s Tinker and Hardwood islands, among others. Continue reading

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Trenton

Location Map for Trenton

South on Route 230 (Bayside Road) from Ellsworth, on the west shore of town, one notes the very modest houses on the inland side and the more substantial houses and cottages set back from the road on the Union Bay side. Route 3, the “Bar Harbor Road,” on the east side has a completely different character, featuring attractions for tourists bound for Acadia National Park, and the Hancock County – Bar Harbor Airport. Continue reading

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Trescott

Location Map for Trescott

The township, in Washington County, has several coastal harbors, one at the village of South Trescott. During the clipper ship boom of the 1850’s, the vessel Sea Lark was launched in 1852. Served by Maine routes 189 and 191, it has substantial frontage on Cobscook Bay at its northern tip. Continue reading

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Trout Brook Township

Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014)

This township is home to Trout Brook Farm Campground in Baxter State Park. A park ranger station is here just off the northern most reach of the park’s Tote Road. Trout Brook flows through in a northeasterly direction to enter Grand Lake Matagamon. The brook crosses the Tote Road near the entrance to the South Branch Ponds. Forest products are harvested in the Scientific Forest Management Area. Continue reading

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Troy

Classic Barn in Troy (2006)

Maine Route 220 joins U.S. Route 202/Maine Route 9 at Green’s Corner near the shore of Unity Pond. Carleton Pond, Bog, and Stream are accessible from Route 220 in the north end of town. The 1840 Troy Union Meeting House is a classic example of a type of meeting house or church in Maine in the four decades prior to the Civil War. Continue reading

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Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

is a bird found in the southern half of Maine year-round.  Nationally, its range is essentially east of the Mississippi River. Slate gray with a white belly and a rusty area below the wings, the male, female and young Titmouse … Continue reading

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Tupper, Stanley

was a Republican U.S. Representative; born in Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County January 25, 1921; educated in Boothbay Harbor public schools, Hebron Academy; Middlebury College in Vermont, and LaSalle Extension University in Chicago. He served in the United States Navy from … Continue reading

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Turkeys

From an article by George Matula Wildlife Biologist, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Physical Characteristics The Wild Turkey is North America’s largest upland game bird. Average adult hens weigh between 8 – 12 lb. and adult toms (males) between … Continue reading

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Turner

Sunset view from Lower Street (2004)

Turner (see photos and video) lies directly north of Auburn on Maine Route 4, and is served by routes 117 in the south and 219 in the north. South Turner is a smaller village near the Auburn city line. Bounded by the Androscoggin River on the east, Turner has its share of ponds, including Bear Pond and its amusement park. Continue reading

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Turtles

Maine is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including eight species of turtles, according to the Maine Herpetological Society. Several are considered common (widespread and not in danger): Eastern Painted, Midland Painted, Northern Snapping, and Musk turtles. Some are … Continue reading

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Wyman Township

Trail head at Stratton Brook Pond

The Bigelow Public Reserve Land tract is located in Wyman Township, Bigelow Township, and Dead River Township in Franklin and Somerset counties. All three townships are contiguous and lie just south of Flagstaff Lake. East of Stratton in the town … Continue reading

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