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Report - USA 7-29-08 Maine Back Roads, the Old Woolen Mill

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by CaptainJack, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. CaptainJack

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    Another beautiful Maine summer morning so I decided to head out on my Cycle toward Parsonsfield where there is an old Woolen Mill. Originally started in 1880 it was a major employer in this rural part of Maine until it closed in the 1990’s, when it was no longer able to compete with cheap foreign goods. I was there a year or two ago but thought it was time to go back as supposedly its going on the auction block next month, although doubt that it will garner much interest.
    I couldn’t pass up stopping and taking a picture of this wreck of an old store
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    This is a historic photo of the mill from 1907
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    It doesn’t look a whole lot different today
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    Management offices
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    The place is mostly cleared out
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    Although here and there are some old machines and parts
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    Signs from better days
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    Power House
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    Inside the Management buildings
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    View out over the river. In the day this place ran both off the power house and hydro power
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