Written by Gerry Mahoney
Powder House Hill, Hallowell, 1938
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Hubbard Free Library
The history of Hallowell is one that is linked to the earliest settlement of America, and began in what might seem like the most unlikely of places -- a wilderness area well inland on the Kennebec River. The people who came here to begin a new life determined to make it more than a place to live -- their dream was to build a commercial and cultural center that would be second to none in the state.
The qualities they brought -- a spirit of enterprise, a respect for education and a recognition of the importance of living by example -- were the foundations of the special quality of life that exists in Hallowell. Remarkable people made Hallowell what it is today. Their stories are part of Hallowell’s rich history.