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(Poland Spring) (East Poland) (Hackett Mills)

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Poland, Maine, USA - Scene Near East Poland, ME.

Poland, Androscoggin, ME

Villages: Poland, East Poland, Empire, Hackett Mills, Moussam, Poland Spring, South Poland, West Poland

Poland was home to a famous resort and its Poland Spring House, which as destroyed by fire on July 4, 1975. As early as 1796 the "Mansion House" was opened as a hotel. When the grandson of the owner claimed it had cured him of "a chronic dyspepsia," and the guests began praising the water, the local spring became a major attraction.


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Tripp Lake, Poland, Maine
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Bailey Bros. Store, E. Poland, Me.
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Bailey Bros. Store, E. Poland, Me.
Mansion House, Poland Spring, Maine, 1906
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Mansion House, Poland Spring, Maine, 1906
Poland Spring Stables, Poland Springs, Me.
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1768 - Bakerstown
Bakerstown was established which is now East Poland.

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1770 - Moses Emery
Moses Emery, Sr. settled in what is now East Poland and built mills on the south side of the Little Androscoggin River at Minot Corner and established a ferry. Mills provided boards for boxes, cornmeal and grains for settlers.

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1772 - Moses Emery, Jr.
Moses Emery, Jr. was the first male to be born in Bakerstown, as the area was originally called. He built the first sawmill in 1798 as well as a grist mill, and took on other enterprises. His grave can be found in the ancient church cemetery at Center Minot.
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1792 - The first tavern was built in Poland by Captain George Waterhouse. This established hotel keeping in Poland as a major business in the early days.

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1795 - On February 17, Poland was incorporated and it embraced the territory of Minot and Poland.

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1797 - The Poland Spring Hotel opened. Spring water was discovered on the site and believed to have medicinal properties.

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1798 - (Poland, Maine) The first Baptist Church was organized on Megquier Hill.

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1839 - Poland
Poland, Maine
Cumberland county. Poland is situated on Little Androscoggin river, 6 miles above Lewiston falls. It is 44 miles S.W. from Augusta and 26 N. from Portland. Incorporated, 1795. Population, 1837, 2,251.—Wheat crop, same year, 3,965 bushels. This is an excellent farming town with good mill privileges, several ponds, and a pleasant village.

A family consisting of about 70 of that curious people denominated "Shakers," reside in Poland. They possess about 600 acres of choice land. They are attached to the society at New Gloucester, about a mile distant. Their village is on a beautiful eminence. To say that their village is neat and handsome, and that their lands and gardens are well improved, would be superfluous. See Canterbury, N.H.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1849 - East Poland - The Grand Trunk Railroad was constructed by here in 1849 and a station was erected and was known as Empire Road Station.

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1854 - Poland
Poland, a post-township in Cumberland co., Maine, on the W. side of the Androscoggin river, 36 miles S. W. from Augusta. Population, 2660.

East Poland, a post-office of Cumberland county, Maine.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1869 - East Poland - D W Bailey & Bros. Store and Blacksmith Shop began operations in 1869 across the railroad track

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1870 - (Poland, Maine) John S. Briggs built a steam mill. In 1875, an addition was built for a saw and shingle mill as well as a clapboard mill and planer. He added a butter factory in 1884, and a threshing machine in 1888.

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1884 - East Poland - The Bailey brothers erected a grain mill across the road from their store in 1884

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1886 - Poland
Poland is the south-west town of Androscoggin County. It is 10 miles from Lewiston and 85 from Portland, with both of which places it is connected by the Grand Trunk Railroad, which passes across the north-eastern portion of the town. The territory of Poland is nearly square, its angles marking the points of the compass. It is bounded on the north-east by Minot and Auburn from which it is separated by the little Androscoggin River, on the south-east by New Gloucester and Auburn, on the south-west by Casco and Raymond, and on the north-west by Otisfield and Oxford. It contains 26,000 acres of land, about two-thirds of which is improved. There are six considerable ponds wholly within its limits and another in part. Thompson’s Pond, the last mentioned and largest, is at the western angle, and contains 8 square miles. Tripp’s Pond, lying about half a mile eastward, has-an area of one and one-fourth square miles; the Upper, Middle and Lower Range ponds, lying parallel with the last from... Read MORE...

1893 - The Maine Central Railroad came through Poland.

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1895 - Poland
Poland, a post-hamlet, in Poland township, Androscoggin co, Me., about 33 miles N. of Portland. The Grand Trunk Railway passes through the E. part of the township, which contains part of the village of Mechanic Falls. Pop. of the township, 2436.

East Poland, a post-hamlet of Androscoggin co., Me., in Poland township, on the Grand Trunk Railroad, 32 miles N. of Portland. The station-name is Empire Road.
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
1904 - (Poland, Maine) - The Summit Springs Hotel was completed.

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1906
Poland, a post-village and watering-place in Poland township (town), Androscoggin co., Me., 36 miles N. by W. of Portland, on the Poland and Rumford Falls and other railroads. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1648. The springs known as Poland Springs are about 2 miles from the village.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1959 - (Poland, Maine) The Summit Spring Hotel was torn down.

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2023 - Here's a guide to some of the places to go and things to do in Poland, Maine:
1. Range Pond State Park:
Range Pond State Park is one of the highlights of Poland, Maine. This 290-acre park features a beautiful sandy beach on Range Pond, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. The clear waters of the pond are ideal for boating, kayaking, and fishing. There are also several hiking trails in the park, including one that leads to a scenic overlook of the pond. It's a fantastic spot for a family day out or a relaxing afternoon in nature.

2. Thompson Lake:
Thompson Lake is another natural gem in the area, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and water sports. It's one of the largest lakes in southern Maine and is known for its clear waters and beautiful scenery. You can rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard from a local outfitter and explore the lake at your own pace. Don't forget to pack a picnic and enjoy it at one of the many public access points around the lake.

3. Poland Spring Resort:
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