PHOTO: V.A. Deane School in West Leeds, one of the topics of the April 22 Leeds Historical Society spring walk. (LHS photo)
LEEDS – The Leeds Historical Society has scheduled spring walks at locations of historical note.
The walks are free and open to the public. Appropriate footwear for wet or muddy ground is recommended. Rain date for all walks is 1 p.m. the following Sunday.
The schedule is:
Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m. West Leeds Schoolhouse, Mill and Cemetery. Meet at the cemetery just off of River Road. Watch for signs for V.A. Deane School Road, and historical society members will be out there directing. The only parking is along the road.
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. Confluence of the Androscoggin and Dead rivers. This beautiful and fertile area was first inhabited by the Abenaki, and then by Leeds pioneer settlers. It was once the location of the largest silver maple in the country as well as one of the earliest hand-hewn built homes in town.
Meet at the far end of Campbell Road off Route 219.
Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m. Brick Schoolhouse and Union/Wade Cemetery. Leeds’ only brick schoolhouse as well as the cemetery where many veterans and prominent townspeople are buried.
Meet at the corner of Bernie Hartford and Jennings roads, both about a quarter-mile off Route 106. There is plenty of roadside or cemetery parking.