The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Artist's View of the Elmwood Stock Farm -- East Poland, Maine

Today as you drive down the Dunn Road from the Lewiston Junction Road, you see homes and farmland. An old topo map of the area identified the Elmwood Farm as being on the left hand side of the road. However, the engraving of the farm shows what appears to be the Poland Spring Hotel in the background to the right and the Bald Hill Road to the left. This image places the farm on the right hand side of the road. When visiting with Lionel Ferland and Jim MacKay, both men spoke of a mansion that was located on the right hand side of the road. This image includes a mansion. After the death of James Sanborn, the description of the property in the sales ad included a mansion. Today there is no visible evidence that the Elmwood Stock Farm existed. What happened to the buildings and the 1/4 mile track? Did the property burn? If so, what year? 

This may be an odd statement to make. However, if you don't ask the right question to the correct person, your journey to find your answer may be a bit longer and perhaps more interesting! Perhaps the answer can be found at the Lewiston Sun Journal!

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