Saturday, January 5, 2013

Early 20th Century Postcard of Willow Street, Patten, Maine

Early 20th century postcard of Willow Street in Patten, Maine.  The scene shows electric poles, which may help a reader to winnow down the era of the photograph.

Located in northern Penobscot County, Patten offers jaw-dropping views of Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park and other mountains and lakes in Penobscot, Piscataquis and Aroostook Counties, and possibly Washington County, as well.  

Patten is home to a wonderful museum, the Patten Lumbermen's Museum.

I wonder if the streetlight in the foreground was located at an intersection, perhaps with Main Street or Gardner Street.  The section between Gardner Street and Main Street is now known as Founders Street, but Founders Street may be a relatively recent name.

If you have knowledge of the Patten area or can name people who lived in the houses shown in the photograph, please leave a comment.   Thanks!

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