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If this romantic scene has you imagining an earlier time, picturing bonnets and buckboards, you're on the right track. Every October the centuries melt
If this romantic scene has you imagining an earlier time, picturing bonnets and buckboards, you're on the right track. Every October the centuries melt away at this small village in the northern part of the state and people cross this covered bridge into the 1790s. Men and women in period dress demonstrate what it would have been like to live a pioneer life in the North Woods, working at a water-powered sawmill or a blacksmith shop, spinning or weaving, traveling by buggy and bateaux, and feasting on bean-hole beans.Even the children are busy, dipping candles, making cedar shakes, and peeling potatoes. With the bridge, the mill, log cabins, trapper camps, and nature trails through the woodlands all around, it's not a bad way to spend the first weekend in October. The museum here is no stranger to living history, dedicated as it is to telling the story of the long-ago lumbering life of the Maine woods. Every autumn it hosts this colorful event, transforming this community of 1,242 into Township Four, the place it used to be. Have you ever stepped across this bridge and back in time? Send us a note if you can identify the museum or the community it is located in.