Click on the image to view a larger, bitmap (.bmp) image suitable for printing.
HOME PAGE ... REFERENCE PAGE ... THIS GAZETTEERS PAGE
Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney
BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY B. B. RUSSELL, 57 CORNHILL. 1882. Public domain image from
552 GAZETTEER OF MAINE.
called), contains two gangs of saws, six single saws, and a lath-mill;
the Lower Block has one gang of saws, three single saws, lath-mill,
clapboard and shingle-mill, and others. At extreme low water the
power in this fall is 3,300 horse-powers, gross, for the 24 hours, or
133,000 spindles. The manufactures are all sorts of lumber, coopers-
ware, etc. There are four stores and a hotel. Veazie has a very pretty
village. The European and North American Railway runs through the
town, having a station at the village. The town was formerly the
seventh ward of Bangor, but wms set off and incorporated March 26th, *
1853. It was named from General Samuel Veazie, who was the owner
of the mills and privilege, and the chief portion of the property. The
associations are those ot the P. of IL, and the K. of H. The religious
societies are the Congregationalists, Methodists, Baptists and Free
Baptists. There are three public schoolhouses, for 214 children of
school age. The average attendance is _ about one-half that number.
The valuation of estates in 1870 was $168,432. In 1880 it was $121,-
Vd'Ona, in Hancock County, is situated on the Penobscot
650 feet in length. The town is mostly high and rocky, and the soil
hard, but affords an excellent range for sheep. Within a few years
apple orchards have been planted, and are doing well. Verona is said
to have grown and shipped more wood to the acre than any other
town in the county. The chief industry is weir fishing; and during %
the run of the salmon there is but little sleep for the fishermen.
Verona is the earliest settled locality on the Penobscot above Bel-
girl, it gained the name of Orphan Island. Later, it was purchased
population in 1870 was 352. In the census of 1880 it was 356.
Vienna is the most north-westerly town of Kennebec County,
Granite is the principal rock. The grazing qualities of the town are ^
excellent, and there are several fine farms. There are two mineral
springs of some note in town. Vienna is bounded on the east by
Rome, on the south by Mount Vernon and Chesterville, (the latter in
Franklin County), west by the same town, and north by New Sharon.
In and about Vienna are numerous ponds, the largest of which, called
PREVIOUS PAGE ... NEXT PAGE
This page was written in HTML using a program written in Python 3.2