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By Ned Allen

In 1768, Jacob Kimball moved to the beaches of lengthy Lake in North Bridgton, development a shop and offering boat carrier from Standish, on the southern finish of Sebago Lake. Jacob Stevens quickly undefined, development a sawmill and gristmill on what grew to become Stevens Brook within the heart village. Ten strength websites in this brief brook ran lumber, fabric, and different generators, in addition to a tannery. Bridgton turned the area's advertisement middle as retail shops and companies sprang as much as help the numerous mill staff and farm households. the 1st educate at the narrow-gauge Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into city in January 1883. travelers and artists quickly found Bridgton, and at the present time the city continues to be a various mixture of artistic, hardworking people.

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