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Sanford, York, Maine, USA

"Sanford, a post-village in Sanford township, York co., Me., on the Mousam River, about 35 miles W.S.W. of Portland, and 4 mile S. of Springvale Station, which is on the Portland & Rochester Railroad. It has 2 churches, a graded school, and 2 or 3 woollen-mills, in which carriage robes and blankets are made. It is often called Sanford Corner. The township contains a larger village, named Springvale, which has a cotton-factory. Mousam River £ water-power for many mills. Pop of township, 2734."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1886 - Sanford
    Sanford, in York County, is the western portion of a tract of land
    purchased in 1661 by Major William Phillips of the Indian chiefs Fluellen,...Read MORE...


  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Looking up School St., Sanford, Me.
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    The Dam and View of Sanford, Me., 1910
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Main St.
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    Sanford Trust Co.
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    Episcopal Church
  • 1901 Sanford, Maine
    SANFORD is situated in latitude 43° 25' north, and in longitude
    6° 13' east from Washington, or 70° 47' west from Greenwich.
    It is about four...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Sanford, a post-village in Sanford township (town), York co., Me., on the Mousam River, about 35 miles WSW. of Portland. It has manufactures of dress ...Read MORE...


  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Sanford, Me., 1906, showing coal company, insurance company and various other businesses
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Maine Alpaca Mills, Springvale, Me.
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    Emerson School, 1907
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Looking up School St., 1907
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Main St., 1909
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    "The Chapel" City Cemetery
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    The New Dam
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    Fire Station, 1910
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Sanford and Springvale R.R. Station
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Town Hall, 1910
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Upper Main St.
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Residences of Hon. Fred J. Allen, George Goodall and Louis Goodall, Sanford, Me., 1912
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    The Square, Looking from Main St., 1912
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Leavitt Block, 1913
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Thos. Goodall Residence
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Mill Square, 1915
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Plush Mills, 1915
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    The Square
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Hotel Sanford, 1916
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Leavitt Theatre
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Sanford Mills
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Main Street, 1930
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Goodall Worsted Co.
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Goodall Memorial Hospital
  • Sanford, Maine, USA
    Goodall Memorial Library


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