Panoramic View of the Village of Houlton Aroostook Co. Maine 1878
J. J. Stoner
44.5 x 61 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
Houlton, the shire town of Aroostook County, is situated on the eastern border of Maine, about halfway between Calais and Grand Falls on the St. John, near the north-eastern angle of Maine….There are two cheese-factories, two or more starch-factories, a canning-factory, a woolen-mill, four lumber-mills, three flour-mills, one tannery, two iron-foundries and machine-shops, two printing offices, and a sash, blind and door-factory….The village has many handsome residences, and there are several well-shaded and very attractive streets….The county court-house and jail occupy a central position in the village. Near by is Liberty Hall, the place of public entertainments in their variety. The town has a building exclusively for its own use nearer the river.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
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Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map