Gray, Maine

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Also known as "the Crossroads of Maine" due to theintersection of five major routes in its village center,Gray is a town known for its exciting past. The home of thefirst water-powered woolen mills built in the United States,Gray has experienced tremendous success through the yearswhile maintaining its small town values. In addition to thetown's sense of community and drive to succeed, its primelocation between the cities of Portland and Lewiston hasalso contributed to its growth and progress.This richly detailed visual history chronicles Gray'slast 230 years, beginning with the 18th century, whenthe early settlers established King's Mast Yard. In thiscollection of over 200 photographs, the author explores avariety of topics, from the nationally known grave site of aConfederate soldier to one of the first high-speed electricrailways. As you leaf through the pages of this book, youwill meet many of the people who have shaped the town'shistory, from a teacher of the Fisher Brothers, the designersfor GM automobiles, to the citizens whose influences wentfar beyond Gray's borders and into the worlds of banking,medicine, and moon exploration.
ISBN: 9780738589824
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Louise M. Knapp, president of the Gray Historical Society, has compiled the images featured in Gray, Maine with the help of the many residents who have so generously loaned and/or donated their photographs to the historical society. Knapp's compelling tribute to her community's past will be cherished by readers of all ages for years to come.
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