Post Office Mural – Kennebunkport ME

"Kennebunkport Harbor, 1825"

“Kennebunkport Harbor, 1825” The original mural for Kennebunkport was painted in 1941 by Elizabeth Tracy and was entitled “Bathers”. The citizens of Kennebunkport did not like the mural one bit. They raised $1000 from the locals in order to contract… read more

Relief Work – Waterville ME

In 1933, acting under the leadership of Mayor Thayer, the local C.W.A. administrator, various actions were taken to stabilize the finances of the town and reemploy as many people as possible. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Grant Received during 1933: $19,820.75 Among… read more

Robert LaFleur Airport – Waterville ME

The Robert LaFleur Airport is a small general aviation airport in Waterville. It was originally opened in 1931. A 2011 history of the airport explains the federal involvement in its development. In a 1933 town report, Mayor Thayer explains that:… read more

Sanford Regional Airport improvements – Sanford ME

“Sanford Town Engineer, Earnest Gallant, oversaw initial construction of the runways in 1930 on land owned by Lela H. Goodall Thomurg…” William Campbell, President of the Goodall Worsted Company, founded Sanford Airways in 1931. After several improvement were made during… read more

Schoodic Peninsula and Navy Base (former) – Winter Harbor ME

The Schoodic Peninsula is “located four miles (6 km) east of Bar Harbor, Maine, as the crow flies and contains 2,266 acres (9 km2), or approximately 5%, of Acadia National Park.” Following a deal with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and… read more