All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Amity Matters

My great-grandmother came from the tiny town of Amity, so I'm pleased to see that the town has its own unofficial website. At Amity Matters you can read news stories like "Town Office Burns Twice in Three Days," and a brief history of the town.
In 1899, the first automobile ever to make a trip through Amity came up from Danforth and the owner stayed at the Tracy's Hotel overnight. The entire town came to see it the next day. Lucinda Reed was a high-spirited girl and proved her daring by sitting in the machine and having her picture taken. As the auto moved towards Houlton, teachers let the schools out so the children could line up on the edge of the road and watch the monstrous machine chug past.

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