A Hallowell Bridge Long Gone

Originally published in the Kennebec Journal on May 19, 2012. By DON WATSON There is a fascination we have with bridges. Movies in War, ‘A Bridge Too Far’, Over River Kwai, and romance, The Bridges of Madison County. Who has not seen the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Bridges to drive over, to leap […]

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Hallowell 250th: City Clerk Deanna Mosher Hallett

This is the full version of an article published in the Kennebec Journal on May 12, 2012. By DIANE POLKY A good many people have passed through the corridors of the beautiful old yellow building on the north east corner of Second Street and Winthrop Hill in Hallowell. Mayors, city councilors, managers, residents and theater-goers, […]

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Hallowell 250th: Granite Hauler’s Whistle Sparks Memory

as published in the Kennebec Journal on May 5, 2012 BY GERRY MAHONEY The following piece was submitted to the Hallowell Register in September 1891 by Rufus R. Hains, of Los Angeles, California. Hains was the son of Jonathan Hains, the operator of a quarry on Granite Hill in Hallowell, known in the early days […]

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HALLOWELL 250th: Saving an icon is good for Hallowell

as published in the Kennebec Journal on April 28, 2012 BY AL HAGUE It sometimes is called a derrick. We have been in the habit of calling it a crane. The dictionary indicates no distinction between terms. Hallowell, known as the Granite City, was the home of multiple quarries, most of which contained several cranes, […]

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HALLOWELL 250th: Memories of the Hallowell Shoe Company 1934-1955

A short version of this narrative as published in the Kennbec Journal on April 21, 2012 is available here: Hallowell 250th: Shoe shop office job became career. We bring you the full version. Memories of the Hallowell Shoe Company 1934 – 1955, Formerly Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory by FLORENCE MOORE Being a young teenager in […]

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Hallowell 250th: Read more about it

Originally published in the Kennbec Journal April 14, 2012 HALLOWELL 250th: Read more about it BY LINDA S. GILSON The first meeting of the Hallowell Social Library was held in January of 1842 and was founded by a group of prominent businessmen and professionals who had a love for the written word. The library collection […]

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Hallowell 250th: History Carved in Stone

Originally published in the Kennbec Journal March 31, 2012 HALLOWELL 250TH: History carved in stone BY SAM WEBBER Kennebec Journal Editor’s note: This is part of a series of weekly columns written by residents commemorating the 250th anniversary of Hallowell. The Hallowell Granite Works cut granite for buildings, paving blocks, monuments and statuary. Building materials […]

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