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Greenville Junction’s Rich History Celebrated During Jane’s Walk Event

On a bright Saturday morning, May 4th, history came alive in Greenville Junction. A group of history enthusiasts gathered outside the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House to embark on a journey back in time. This event was part of the nationwide Jane’s Walk, an annual festival of community-led walking conversations celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world in honor of community activist Jane Jacobs.

The Moosehead Historical Society hosted this enlightening walking tour of Greenville Junction. The tour was led by Luke Muzzy, the executive director of the Moosehead Historical Society. Participants were treated to a showcase of some of the Junction’s most notable landmarks from 125 years ago.

The tour highlighted the significant transformation of the area following the advent of the Bangor and Piscataquis railroads in 1884, and the Canadian Pacific in 1889. “The history of Greenville Junction during a 30-year period beginning in 1884 is truly amazing,” said Muzzy. “Prior to 1884, there was basically nothing here and almost overnight, it took on an identity almost as its own town.”

The mile-long walking journey took participants to both former and current landmarks of significance. They visited the sites where the Moosehead Inn, Moosehead YMCA, Piscataquis Exchange, and the Bangor and Aroostook train depot once stood. The tour also explored present-day sites such as historic Depot Street, Steamboat Landing (now known as the Junction Wharf), and the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House.

This event was not just a walk, but a journey through time, exploring the rich history of Greenville Junction. It served as a reminder of the town’s vibrant past and its transformation over the years. The Moosehead Historical Society continues to keep this history alive, ensuring that the stories of Greenville Junction are not forgotten but celebrated.

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