History Book of Pictures and articles of the Town of Columbia, Maine
- This year 2006 is the 210 anniversary of the Town of Columbia, Maine.
I am putting together a History Book of Pictures of the town. I am
looking for real old pictures taken in the 1800's, early 1900's of
the churches, grange halls, schools, homes, saw mills, shingle mills,
grist mill, blacksmith shop, the Redman Hall, the Vestry, houses that
are no longer here, bridges, even the ship yard at the branch, old
barns, even some family pictures that could show what people looked
like in the early part of the town history. Pictures of students at
the different schools will use even up to 1965 for these when the
last school closed.
I would like pictures of any Columbia folks that graduated from the
local High Schools, Harrington, Columbia Falls, and Addison and from
Pictures of the people who were in the service of all the wars, and
any write up you have of your family member that I could use. On all
of the pictures I would like to add a sentence or two about the
picture, where it was taken, who is in it, and the year if known.
The town includes the sections of the Saco area, Epping area,
Schoodic area, Little River area, the Valley area, Turkey Hill area,
Georgetown area, Web District area and the Four Corner area (Branch
area)and Ridge area. Any and all parts of the town of Columbia will
go into this.
I am also looking for articles telling about the history of any
important events of the town, to go into another history book. A big
job but would like to get something done by late spring if only a
I am also collecting any newspaper articles written about the town
and obits of folks from the town. If you have a story about growing
up or visiting in Columbia, Maine, I would enjoy adding them to this
history as well.
For instance I have received some: ancestor pictures of families,
pictures of family collections such as a Tenney chair made in
Columbia, Maine, Abijah W. Tabbutt stencil, picture of the Levi
Leighton book, picture of canning jar collection, post card pictures
of the area, people raking blueberries, picture of a picnic at
Schoodic Lake, pictures of the Ice Storm of 1998, pictures of
homesteads and animals they raised, a hand drawn map of Saco Village
in 1940, the bean factory, the train station and many other
Will take information on Columbia Falls as well as it was original
all of Columbia.
The best way to make a copy and the cheapest - go to an UPS Store and
have them color copied even if they are black and white or Staples.
Put as many on a sheet of paper, if a lot an 11 X 17 sheet will hold
quite a few.
You can send copies of photos; if you want them return please make
sure you have your return address on them: Ronie L. Strout, 267 Ridge
Road, Addison, Maine 04606.
My email Ronie_L@... has an underscore line between Ronie and
L; or call me at 207-483-4374.