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Before Lakewood. . .There Was Fairgrieve's Bay Hotel & "Resort"

In my research for the Lakewood Theatre book, I was flabbergasted to discover that, long before "Lakewood Grove" was a bustling trolley park or theater colony, visitors were coming to the shores of Lake Wesserunsett in Madison, Maine, to visit a place called "Fairgrieve's Bay," the site of a popular hotel and "resort." Read the fascinating story of George B. Fairgrieve’s bay resort, including a transcription of an old article that explains how he built a bustling resort of cottages, boat, and hotel, long before Lakewood existed…

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