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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney
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GAZETTEER OF MAINE.
! rc-election; and in 1881 he was elected a member of Congress. Mr.
Waldron in 1872 started the Lewiston Gazette, which he pub-
conservatively democratic in politics. It is now bi-weekly, being
! College; the Maine Independent, issued every Saturday, by Weeks
. & Stetson, and devoted to literature and humor; the Maine Messen-
ger, a religious sheet, published monthly, by N. C. Dinsmore; and
} which is devoted to the interests of the French inhabitants of the
! The land about the falls was originally quite rough, marked by deep
I gullies, and sandy knolls, with abundance of clay on the slopes, which
have supplied and are still supplying many bricks; but the band of
I and thriving shade trees fill most of the spaces between the dwellings
and other buildings, many of which are large and elegant. Among the
several on Bates and other streets. The Roman Catholics have two
gationalist society also has a fine edifice, previously referred to. The
near by is a substantial edifice. The Methodists have two churches, ^
< one of wood, the other of brick; and the Free Baptists have also one
of brick and one of wood. The Society of Friends have a small but
graded according to the best system, and the school buildings in the
The number of public schoolhouses is thirty; and the value of the
Lexington is situated on the western side of Somerset
mits are Gilman Pond Mountain in the south-west part, and Peaked
The town has two saw-mills manufacturing long and short lumber.
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