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Want to get out and explore some locations of historical note in Leeds on a
beautiful weekend day? Join members of the Leeds Historical Society as we walk
and talk about the following interesting places. Rain dates and time for all of the
walks are the next day, Sunday at 1pm.
Monument Hill – Sat, Oct 14 th , at 1pm
Leeds has a Civil War peace Monument erected on the highest point in
town, elevation 180 ft., by the Howard brothers in memory of the 161 soldiers
and sailors who served from this town. Learn about how, why, and when the
monument was erected as well as taking in the spectacular fall views out as far as
the White Mountains.
Located on North Rd. it’s 0.5 miles in on the right from the turn off of
Church Hill Rd, or from the turn off of Rt. 219 it's approximately 3 miles in on the
left. We will meet at the trailhead with parking along one side of the road. For
those who do not or can not join us for the 0.8 round trip hike up 180 ft. elevation
to see the monument, we will tell the story of the Howard brothers and the
monument before taking the hike.
Island Pond & Leeds Sand and Gravel - Sat., Oct. 21st at 1 p.m.
Join the Leeds Historical Society on a walk to Island Pond. This small pond
is tucked away between Rt. 106 and the Plains Road. A short 5 minute walk to the
water will provide a glimpse of the source of one of Leeds’ most important
industries, sand and gravel.
We will meet first at the site of Pike Industries, and learn a bit about Leeds’
geological history, specifically the esker made up of material (sand and gravel) left
by the glaciers thousands of years ago. This ridge runs south from Chesterville to
South Leeds. In addition we’ll learn about the industries which have supported
the town of Leeds and many of its residents for generations.
After this introduction, we will travel north a short distance to the entrance
to Island Pond. The pond itself is a bit of a mystery, and we’ll share some of the
stories about its origin and past.
Please gather by the sign for Pike Industries on Rt. 106, just about 1/2 mile
north of the junction of Rt. 202 and Rt. 106.
Knapp/Dead River Cemetery – Sat, Oct 28 st , at 1pm
Located on the north bank of the Dead River in an area of earliest
settlement of Leeds, or as it was formerly known, Littleborough. This beautifully
located cemetery has some of the first settlers and many early veterans are
buried here. Come hear some of their stories.
Take Rt 106 north to the intersection with Rt 219 and turn left. In about a
quarter mile, you will notice a pasture and a farm road on the left leading up a hill
across from the Fish farm. This is a public access road and will take you to a place
where you can park and where we will meet.
We will be closed on Wednesday October 4th for the MMA convention, also there is not going to be a Selectmans Meeting. We are also closed Indigenous People Day on Monday October 9th. Thank you.
https://arcg.is/0CqmK1 Androscoggin County and participating jurisdictions are updating the countywide Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The goal of the plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages from future hazards and make the county more resilient. As part of the planning process, we are looking for your input on what hazards affect you most and what could be done to reduce hazard impacts. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
Recycling Center will now be open at 9 a.m on Wednesday and also trash bags and slips will now be available at the transfer station.
Please do not leave recyclables at the Recycle Center when it is not open, also as a reminder the Transfer Station does not accept Motor Oil or any type of oil at all.
Exciting news! The ladies from the Historical Society have dropped off some new merchandise. Stop by and check it out. There are bags, tee shirts, tumblers ( which can be customized) and sweatshirts in many sizes.
Have you heard the news? Leeds is going to have high speed internet access throughout the whole town by spring 2024! This will increase the quality and competition of internet in the area. Learn more about The Leeds Broadband project by clicking the link below.
The demolition dumpster is available from April until November. No bags, boxes, or household trash is allowed. This is for oversized items and demolition debris only. Click below to view more information on the transfer station.
LYAA supplies extracurricular sports activities for the town of Leeds. LYAA meets every 3rd Sunday 6:15 pm at The Leeds Community Church on Church Hill Road. Check out their Facebook for the latest updates below.
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