Here in the state of Maine, there's a building from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition,
The Maine State Building
This building is the only surviving state building from the 1893 World's Fair and it was only supposed to last for 6 months. One-hundred and twenty-one years later, it still stands today at the Poland Spring Preservation Society.
|Maine State Building|
Back in 1893, the Rickers had brought spring water to the World's Fair to complete against all the other spring waters around the world. The spring water was known as Poland Water, which is now Poland Spring, and it won World's Best Spring Water!
The Ricker's were so happy they bought the Maine State Building for $30,000! Then brought it back to Maine in 16 railroad cars and 19 men from Poland Spring to take it apart with the guidance of Forrest Walker, who was the chief builder at Poland Spring.
Today people can visit this building, however, it needs everyones help. This is the Pride of Maine!
This National Historic Landmark shouldn't be lost for future generations because of financial hardships. If lost, who is going to know the craftsmanship of Maine
and the pride of these Maine artisans?
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