Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Haystack Mountain is a once active volcano in Castle Hill, Maine that now offers a 1,142 foot elevated 360 degree view of beautiful surrounding countryside. The exposed rocks at the summit are felsic volcanic rocks.
Hubcap heaven is a unique roadside attraction that sits in the town of Littleton. The creator of Hubcap Heaven, Glenn Violette, has been collecting hubcaps since the 1970s. Visible while driving by on RT 1, Hubcap Heaven is home to over 30,000
The roots of Goddard Mansion have much deeper Maine roots than simply being an abandoned Mansion now in ruins. The story starts with the man who commissioned the Mansion. John Goddard was born on February 28th, 1811 in Portsmouth, NH to Henry and Elizabeth Leavitt Goddard, who had a hardware store there. Nine years later (1820), they moved to Portland where Henry had a hardware store on Middle Street opposite Cross Street where 1 City Center in Monument Square now sits. In 1831, he married Lydia Leavitt Johnson and in 1835, they moved to Orono. John engaged in the lumber industry with the results of his efforts making him one of wealthiest lumbermen in the state. He had operations on the Kennebec, Penobscot and St John Rivers, and eventually owned 120,000 acres in New Brunswick. At the time, he owned the largest steam powered sawmill in the world. The Goddard farm in Orono became the Maine State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts in 1866 and is now the University of Maine in Orono. With the financial success leading the way, the Goddards moved to Cape Elizabeth in 1853. They purchased the land their mansion would be built on as well as Cape Cottage Hotel for $12,000. John enlisted the services of famed Portland architect Charles A. Alexander who is responsible for designing numerous historic buildings in our great state. Construction was completed in 1859. Shortly after, the Civil War began and John became a Colonel of the 1st Maine Cavalry. The 1st Maine Cavalry earned a reputation as one
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Photos of the Deconstruction of the Levine’s Building in Waterville, Maine that took place on October 25th, 2016.
Posted by J.A. Bouchard at 10:14 AM