Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Two inches by three inches, this promotional card to the match race at the Knox Trotting Park may be one of the few pieces of memorabilia left of harness racing in Thomaston and Rockland. Called the Knox Trotting Park, the principal owners of the park were from Rockland. However, the park was actually located in Thomaston. The park was also the site of a small airport and today the land is taken up by a movie theater.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
-- Saddleback Farm --
The Horse may have been King, but
the Jersey Cow was Queen of Butter Production!
Curiosity led me to finding out more about Saddleback Farm in East Baldwin, Maine. Today perhaps a foundation or a well cover may be the only evidence that this farm ever existed. I initially called the East Baldwin Town Office. -- No Answer -- I then thought perhaps locate a local realtor with knowledge of East Baldwin. That worked! The realtor led me to Josiah Pierce who led me to Peter Cyr, one of the local historian. Joe Pierce told me an interesting story. When the last Pierce to own the farm died her will started that all was to be torn down. The car was to be buried. However, lucky for the car, the chauffeur drove off with it.
Henry Pierce may have been the original owner of the farm, but he ventured out to California. Eventually, Orestes moved West. Orestes obituary presents tells the story of an accomplished man who made worthy contributions to the world.
More to this story will unfold in future Lost Trotting Parks Posts!