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Poland, Maine, USA

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Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, USA

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It was granted by the Massachusetts General Court in 1765 to officers and soldiers who served with Sir William Phipps in the 1690 Battle of Quebec. It replaced a 1736 grant made to them called Bakerstown (now Salisbury, New Hampshire) which was ruled invalid in 1741 at the separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts. The new plantation was also called Bakerstown (after Captain Thomas Baker), and included present-day Poland, Minot, Mechanic Falls and the greater part of Auburn.

Poland, Maine, USA

Tripp Lake, Poland, Maine

Poland, Maine, USA

Camp Maqua (1910)

Poland, Maine, USA

Poland Spring House from Middle Lake, Poland, Maine

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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.
1795 - On February 17, Poland was incorporated and it embraced the territory of Minot and Poland.
1797 - The Poland Spring Hotel opened. Spring water was discovered on the site and believed to have medicinal properties.
1798 - (Poland, Maine) The first Baptist Church was organized on Megquier Hill.
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.
1886 - Poland
Poland is the south-west town of Androscoggin County. It is 10 miles from Lewiston and 85 from...Read MORE...

1893 - The Maine Central Railroad came through Poland.
1904 - (Poland, Maine) - The Summit Springs Hotel was completed.
Poland, a post-village and watering-place in Poland township (town), Androscoggin co., Me., 36...Read MORE...

1959 - (Poland, Maine) The Summit Spring Hotel was torn down.

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