Fall-Winter 2009: Volume 35, Number 2

Web Site Improvements:

Much work was done over the summer months – adding more pictures of our sale items and adding new items, as well.

Be sure to check the website for all of these things.

Our website is: www.cherryfieldhistorical.com and the user name = cnhs2010.

For those of you whose dues are current, the password is ___________

Orders can now be placed on line and you can pay dues and make donations online, also.  We are slowly getting into the 21st century!

Living History Day:

We are planning to schedule the first “annual” Living History Day in September 2010.  Ricker Blacksmith Shop will be open that day with ongoing demonstrations.  Suggestions for other appropriate activities should be directed to Kathy Upton at 207-546-2076.

Historic Tour #4:

The tour date for 2010 will be Saturday, July 17th.  The tour will start at the museum at 88 River Road, Cherryfield.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or on that date.

Moving Days:

Two days of moving were done in September and another scheduled for November.  These moves completed the transfer of everything from the “old” museum to the “new” museum.  Many thanks to all of those who helped with trucks, cars and back-breaking work!


Missing Newsletters:

An effort is being made to get all of the past newsletters on the website.  Some, however, are among the missing.  Those include Volume 6 (all), Volume 7 (all) and Volume 8 (all).  If anyone can provide those we would sure appreciate it.

You can reach us by e-mail at the following address: info@CherryfieldHistorical.com

Cherryfield Free Public Library:

The main entrance has been moved to the new addition and access is from the parking lot.

The public computer room is complete with four wireless computer stations.  The “Teen Room” will have two wireless computer stations, a game table and Nintendo game capability.

The younger folks’ room had a new Pirate Table & Chair Set and will have beanbag chairs with lap desks for the pre-teen youngsters.

The original main room is being completed as a reading/research room with desk space for laptop use. The genealogy room computer is in place.

News of Cherryfield – August 28, 1914:

Merrill Patten gets $250 scholarship at Harvard;  Many visit Beddington Lake

Miss Alice Dresser, who is to be married Sept. 1, was given a tin shower by her friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Campbell, 2nd, and daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, spent a few days at the Baldwin cottage at Hancock Point this week.

Alfred Farnsworth and crew will commence work on the new dam at Beddington early next week for G. R. Campbell & Co.

Wedding invitations are out announcing the wedding of Miss Annie Sproul to Mr. Watson of New York, which is to take place in town this week.  The groom arrived in town last Saturday night.

Albert Nickels, who has been spending two weeks in town and at his cottage at Ripley, has returned to business in St. Louis, Mo.

Mrs. Lewis of Malden, Mass., arrived recently to visit at Dr. and Mrs. Moreland’s on New Street.

Dr. and Mrs. York of Boston have arrived to visit Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eaton’s.

Miss Susie Eaton is spending the summer with her aunt at Peaks Island.

Charles Stewart is employing a force of 23 in his blueberry factory, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Jewett of Cornell, Wis., are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, John Jewett, Jr., last week.

Miss Esther Freeman, who has been spending two weeks at Sullivan, a guest of Mrs. Eugene Simpson, has returned to town.

A large auto truck in being tried out in bringing the blueberries from the barrens to the factories here in town.

Sheriff Coffin of Machias was in town on business recently.

Dr. Moreland is seriously ill at his home on New Street.

Mr. and Mrs. George Meserve and family of Portland are visiting in town.

Frank Kelliher of Winter Harbor is in town for a few days.

Fred Small, who has a position in a bank in Boston, is in town visiting his aunt,

Mary Ann Small.

News of Cherryfield (continued)

Burton Ashe, who has been spending a two weeks’ vacation with relatives in town, returned to work on the Boston Elevated railroad Saturday.

Carn Schoppee, who has been seriously ill the past ten days, is gailing strength slowly.

Miss Eliza Hunt and daughter, Susan, are spending the summer at their cottage at Scituate, Mass.

Mrs. Frank Campbell, who was called to Holyoke, Mass., last week because of the death of her brother, William Engle, has returned to Cherryfield.  On Mrs. Campbell’s return trip she visited in Springfield and Boston.

Mrs. Margaret Whitcomb of New York is spending the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dresser at Yarmouthville.

Miss Lillian Nagel will attend the Massachusetts General Hospital training school this fall.

A large number went down the river Friday to spend Sunday at the Island House and the numerous cottages at Pond Island.

Mrs. Lester Godfrey and daughter, Bertha, are spending the summer at Watch Hill, R. I.  The Godfreys will live at Hotel Empire in Boston this winter.

Chester Willey, Cherryfield Academy, 1914, will enter Bates College this fall.

Miss Katherine Hale has been a guest at the home of Charles Campbell, on Campbell Hill, the past week.

Miss Hazel Eaton will attend the Massachusetts General Hospital training school this year.

Friends here will be interested to learn that Merrill Patten, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patten, recently received word that he had been awarded a scholarship at Harvard college of $250 on account of his high rank there last year.  Mr. Patten will return this fall as a senior.  David Patten, brother of Merrill Patten, is attending the Tech summer school at Machias this month and will return to Massachusetts Technology this year as a Junior.

Miss Lizzie Crippen is a guest of Mrs. Grace Baldwin in Boston.

There will be no Sunday services at the Congregational church Aug. 30.

William Van Wart, Cherryfield Academy, 1914, will enter Bowdoin college this September.

Alton Dorr will go to Bates college this fall as a freshman.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Hunt have recently bought a two family house in Allston, Mass.

Walter Willey, who has been spending his two weeks’ vacation in town with his father, Thaddeus Willey, and visiting at the A. G. Campbell cottage at Pond Island, returned to business in Boston, Friday morning.  Mr. Willey is employed in the office of R. H. White & Co.

Philip Campbell has gone to Chicago to work for Swift & Co.

The Schoppee House at Beddington lake has been a very popular place this summer.  The road of some 25 miles has been repaired and it now makes one of the most beautiful automobile trips around this section of the county.  The Schoppee House has long been noted for its famous dinners and the view from the house is well worth seeing.  In driving to the lake, one goes through the large track of barrens which at present is a place of unusual interest because of the great number of blueberry pickers there.  Some families make enough picking berries in the short season of three weeks to support themselves during the year.

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Make checks payable to: Cherryfield-Narraguagus Historical Society

And mail to:            P. O. Box 96, Cherryfield, ME 04622-0096

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