Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney
BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY B. B. RUSSELL, 57 CORNHILL. 1882. Public domain image from
598 GAZETTEER OF MAINE.
the hills of Dixmont, a little west of the Penobscot, and a section of
the White Mountains, are plainly visible. A high hill called Mount
Pisgah extends nearly across the western portion of the town. The
soil is good, and agriculture is the leading pursuit, the farms generally
being in high cultivation. Dr. Ezekiel Holmes, widely known in con-
nection with the Maine Farmer, formerlyresided in Winthrop; and
chiefly from his influence, stock-raising has been made a speciality, so
that the Winthrop Jersey cattle have attained a wide reputation. The
town has also long been noted for its fine apple-orchards.
At the village, situated between Annabessacook and Maranocook
ponds, which divide the town, considerable manufacturing is done.
There are here a woolen factory, producing about $150,000 worth of
goods per annum ; a grain-mill, grinding upwards of 12,000 bushels of
grain of all kinds annually ; bark and fulling-mills, a saw-mill, manufac-
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