Hope

Building State Road, Hope, Me

Building State Road, Hope, Me

This photograph shows road construction in front of the Fiske House Inn.  The Rockland to Augusta Road in South Hope was being rebuilt to serve as a State Highway (now Route 17).

Mill Pond and Saw Mill, So. Hope, Me

Mill Pond and Saw Mill, So. Hope, Me

The Mill Pond in the photograph, south of Route 17 at South Hope, is no longer visible. The dam, like so many, washed out long ago, and the course of its source, Quiggle Brook, is now obscured by trees.

General Store, Hope, Me

General Store, Hope, Me

The General Store at Hope Corner has been in operation for about 165 years at this location.  During that time it has been known by the names of its various owners–True, Smith, Ludwig, and Weaver, among them.

Hope Canning Factory, Hope, Me

Hope Canning Factory, Hope, Me

LaForest P. True’s Canning Factory was founded in 1882.  It occupied the site where John Athern’s store originally sat, with Hatchet Mountain beyond.