Birds Eye View of Dexter Penobscot Co. Maine 1878
J. J. Stoner
35.6 x 59.9 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
There are on the water-power in this town, about twenty-five different mills and factories, chiefly situated at Dexter Village. The principal manufactures are boots and shoes, long lumber, boxes, doors, sashes and blinds, churns, carriages, woolen cloths, mens’ clothing, cooper’s ware, flour, meal and feed, iron castings, stoves, plows, soap, leather, marble-work, tinware, etc. Dexter Village is the present terminus of the Dexter and Newport Railroad. It is beautifully situated on a hillside with easy slopes toward the pond and stream….The streets of the village are of ample width, and are generally shaded by rows of elms and maples, having, for the most part, a growth of forty years. There is an unusual number of tasteful residences in the village and town; all buildings — public and private — being in excellent repair, impressing the traveler with the prevalence of thrift.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
Historic Newspaper References
Dexter Gazette, November 23, 1877
Mr. Stoner is meeting with very good success in his canvas for the Bird’s Eye View of Dexter. We think there is no doubt about the success of the enterprise.
Dexter Gazette, March 29, 1878
We have received a note from J.J. Stoner, who wishes to give notice that the Bird’s Eye View of Dexter will be delivered to subscribers in the early part of next month.
Dexter Gazette, April 5, 1878
Dexter Views framed at Dustin’s for $1.00.
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Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map