Maine, a Guide down East

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BRUNSWICK

Town: Alt. 65, pop. 7604, sett. 1628, incorp. town 1738.

Railroad Station: Maine St., for M.C. R.R.

Bus Stations: 150 Maine St., for M.C. Transportation Co.; 148 Maine St., for Grey Line and Quaker Stages.

Accommodations: Three hotels.

Swimming: Mere Point, Harpswell, Gurnet, Orr's Island, and Bailey Island.

Annual Events: Bowdoin College for intercollegiate sports; Maine Open Handicap Golf Tournament, April 19.

BRUNSWICK is a community where commerce, industry, and education flourish in well-balanced proportions. Famous as the seat of Bowdoin College, it is locally better known as the trading center for a large spread of coastal villages and summer resort regions to the east and south of the town. The township extends between the Androscoggin River and Merrymeeting Bay on the one hand and the northern reaches of Casco Bay on the other, the town proper growing out fanwise from the mill district at the falls of the Androscoggin where the population is heaviest. The terrain is a comparatively flat expanse on a broad, sandy coastal plain. Brunswick's growth has been according to plan; its streets are well laid out, most of them still unpaved, running at right angles to Maine, Bath, Harpswell, and Pleasant Streets. Maine Street, 198 feet wide, is second only to that street of Keene, New Hampshire, which is the widest main street in New England.

Early in its history the town was a lumbering center, leading the State in lumber export in 1820. The opening of a cotton mill in 1809, said to have been the first in the State, was the beginning of Brunswick's industrial development. When in 1843 Aaron Dennison began making paper boxes at the rear of his father's house at 8 Everett Street, he laid the foundation for the now internationally known Dennison Manufacturing Company, which in 1894 was removed to Roxbury, Massachusetts, and now has large factories in Framingham, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in this country. Incidentally Dennison, having perfected a method for making the works of watches by machinery, established the Boston Watch Company, now the Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Massachusetts. The major industries in Brunswick today are a textile mill and paper and box manufactories.

With the growth of the pulp and textile mills in Brunswick the population has increased steadily since 1880. At present between 50 and 60 per cent of the people are of French-Canadian stock, chiefly of native parentage.

Brunswick was named in 1717 for the city and one-time duchy of

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