When you put the vehicle signal blinker on at Interstate Exit 302, you enter Houlton Maine, county seat of Aroostook.
Aroostook County, Maine's largest of the sixteen divisions of towns and cities.
The town of Houlton Maine is Victorian, charming.
Loaded with character.
And parked up against the Canadian border with the province of New Brunswick.
The architechural is not plain jane, simple or ho hum in Houlton Maine.
Just like the people who are extremely friendly, helpful, hard working, family oriented.
You can tell there was a plan, design in the layout of Houlton Maine too. Market Square is large, spacious and provided space for horses, shoppers and their vehicles.
And instead of a narrow street with buildings crowded it, Market Square affords easy opportunity to circle the shops. Until you see one you want to trade at.
Or until you can remember why you were sent to downtown Houlton Maine.
To get what?
Just do revolutions until you remember.
Seeing our first President George Washington watching over things in downtown Houlton Maine.
He's located at the entrance to Market Square, watching guard.
Things were busier in small Maine towns before Interstate 95, down country malls, Internet mail order and back when trains were the primary passenger moving option.
The craftsmanship of downtown Houlton Maine buildings show the pride, the wealth, the commerce.
All that was thriving in the early years.
When Maine grown potatoes were number one in the nation.
Just like the lumber, timber, wood harvested in the vast unpopulated land tracts of unorganized Northern Maine townships. When Ricker College was a source of higher education.
The four season beauty of our lakes, rivers, streams and ponds remains unspoiled in Aroostook County.
Tourism for folks looking for something other than lighthouses, lobsters and tourist commercialism awaits folks in the "Crown Of Maine."
History shows Houlton Maine in Aroostook County was the richest town of its size east of the Mississippi.
That helps explain the intrastructure.
The town comprehensive plan of 1966 and subsequent updates shows the pride and vision by town fathers too.
If you are traveling on vacation to Maine, see all of it. Not just the coast, not just Portland, Lewiston, Bangor ME the primary cities and calling it good enough.
You miss out unless you hit several small Maine towns.
Attend a local sporting event or a bean supper. Walk around the down town, visit the library, historical museum.
Strike up a conversation with a few locals.
The people make the Maine communities vibrant.
It's more than the four season beauty, the lack of danger in the 4th lowest crime state.
So much more than the wildlife, outdoor recreation and simple style of living.
Travel further than the coast of Maine, or southern end way way too close to population centers. If you don't you miss what is hiding, special deeper in to Maine. Maine, the state in the upper right hand corner of the country.
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