Bygone photos


This early photo of Columbia Falls village is from the late Elliot Drisko, a photo copy on plain paper. It was taken after the high school was built in 1873 and before the Union Hall clock was added in 1889. It shows the steeple of the Methodist Church in the original Gothic Style. It shows the ell and outbuilding at the Ruggles house and it was taken before the addition on the back of the Pottery Shop. The river is dammed up for the sawmill which is beside the Union Hall. The four rocks in the foreground may still be in existence today. Does anyone anyone know where they are?  Notice the person standing on the rock.


 Friends in Columbia circa 1900
photo courtesy Ronie Strout, Paulette Veit put names on it after Renee Grant Young found the names with the picture in her mother's things and posted it on Facebook. Renee is the daughter of Sylvia and  Gerald Grant of Columbia Falls.
Pleasant River Historical Society 2012 collectible calendars are now available.  The theme of those calendars is schoolhouses and classes from Addison, Columbia and Columbia Falls. Buy one at the meeting, the town offices of Addison, Columbia and Columbia Falls, Basin Craft Shop, Downeast Gallery or Bohemian Mama's Bakery.  The calendars are $5.00  These calendars are collectible items because of the photographs that are presented.  Some 2011 calendars are still available for $3.00.  The pictures in the 2011 calendar feature photos before and after the 1938 fire in the center of Addison. Send orders to PRHS, PO Box 300, Addison, ME 04606

These would make nice Christmas presents. Ronie Strout
Columbia Falls Bygone Photo Album
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