• Poland Spring History

    Poland Spring Historic District

    Poland Spring Historic District is within the dark outline shown on the map above. There are five separate buildings on the property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Maine State Building (1974), All Souls Chapel (1977), the former Poland Spring Bottling Facility and Springhouse (1984) and the Poland Spring Beach House (1999). On August 13, 2013, much of the property including the golf course was listed as a historic district. There are only a half dozen historic districts within Androscoggin County and less than three dozen golf-related properties on the nearly 89,000 listings within the United States. A copy of the historic district nomination can be found…

  • Poland Spring History

    TOGO!

    Who was Togo?  Togo was the lead sled dog of Leonhard Seppala, a Norwegian breeder and racer of Siberian Huskies.  Togo was dark brown with cream, black, and grey markings and come from the Chukchi Inuit stock of Siberia.  He had ice blue eyes and weighed about 48 pounds when fully grown.  Seppala didn’t intend to keep Togo, but Togo refused to be parted from Seppala and his teams of dogs and escaped his adoptee’s home by jumping through a window and returning to Seppala.  A troublesome and mischievous puppy, Togo harassed Seppala’s teams whenever Seppala was harnessing up a team to a sled.  To keep him calm, Seppala harnessed…