Main Street Yesterdays
from the George French Collection
Horse and buggy days in Farmington Falls.
Nearly every Maine town has its Civil War monument. Auburn's sentinal still stands guard in 1947.
The road to L.L. Bean's (Main St., Freeport) with no traffic.
You have to take the Ferry to visit the folks over at Rumford Point.
Summer, 1944 - War rages in Europe and in the Pacific, but hollyhocks still bloom in Hallowell.
Autumn in Gray, Maine. All those fallen leaves were probably raked up and burned in curbside bonfires... A practice now banned nearly everywhere. Do you remember toasting marshmallows in the leafy smoke of a bonfire?
A town that's gone forever. The village of Flagstaff disappeared beneath the waters of Flagstaff Lake on March 24, 1950, when the Dead River Dam Hydroelectric Project was completed. Townspeople held a last "Old Home Day" picnic on the grounds of this church on July 4, 1949.