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History of Poland, Maine, USA

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

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Poland, Maine, USA

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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  • 1768 - Bakerstown
    Bakerstown was established which is now East Poland.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/ pages/polandme_webdocs/Brief

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

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

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

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

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

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

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

  • 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.

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - East Poland - D W Bailey & Bros. Store and Blacksmith Shop began operations in 1869 across the railroad track

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm

  • 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.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Scene Near East Poland, ME.
    Postcard
  • 1884 - East Poland - The Bailey brothers erected a grain mill across the road from their store in 1884

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm

  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - The Maine Central Railroad came through Poland.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Bailey Bros. Store, E. Poland, Me.
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  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Tripp Lake, Poland, Maine
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  • 1904 - (Poland, Maine) - The Summit Springs Hotel was completed.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Mansion House, Poland Spring, Maine, 1906
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  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Poland Spring Stables, Poland Springs, Me.
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  • Poland, Maine, USA
    East Poland, 1910
    Postcard
  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Maine
    Postcard
  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Camp Maqua (1910)
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  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Poland Spring House from Middle Lake, Poland, Maine
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  • 1916 - East Poland
    East Poland, a post-village of Androscoggin co., Me., in Poland township (town), on the Grand Trunk R., 32 miles N. of Portland. Pop. about 220.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Poland Mineral Spring Bottling House, South Poland, Maine
    Postcard
  • 1959 - (Poland, Maine) The Summit Spring Hotel was torn down.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/



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Scene Near East Poland, ME.
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Tripp Lake, Poland, Maine
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Bailey Bros. Store, E. Poland, Me.
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Mansion House, Poland Spring, Maine, 1906
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Poland Spring Stables, Poland Springs, Me.
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Camp Maqua (1910)
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Poland Spring House from Middle Lake, Poland, Maine
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East Poland, 1910
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Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Maine
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Poland Mineral Spring Bottling House, South Poland, Maine
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  • 1768 - Bakerstown
    Bakerstown was established which is now East Poland.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/ pages/polandme_webdocs/Brief
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 1795 - On February 17, Poland was incorporated and it embraced the territory of Minot and Poland.

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

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 1798 - (Poland, Maine) The first Baptist Church was organized on Megquier Hill.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 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.

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1869 - East Poland - D W Bailey & Bros. Store and Blacksmith Shop began operations in 1869 across the railroad track

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm
  • 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.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 1884 - East Poland - The Bailey brothers erected a grain mill across the road from their store in 1884

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~susan/bailey.htm
  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1893 - The Maine Central Railroad came through Poland.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - (Poland, Maine) - The Summit Springs Hotel was completed.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - East Poland
    East Poland, a post-village of Androscoggin co., Me., in Poland township (town), on the Grand Trunk R., 32 miles N. of Portland. Pop. about 220.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • 1959 - (Poland, Maine) The Summit Spring Hotel was torn down.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/

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