Historic walking tour of Caribou available soon

15 years ago
    The pioneer history of Caribou is about to take a step — a step into the past once again, one that will begin the new summer walking tour of historic places, all located in downtown Caribou.
    The historical walking tour will begin at the front steps of the Caribou  Public Library, located at 30 High Street. At the library, walkers will be able to sign up for a returnable IPod, downloaded with 30 segments of commentary related to selected historical public buildings, businesses and privates home throughout the downtown area.
Each walker will also receive a collectable map, written documentation and illustrations of the particular sites being focused upon. For a nominal fee, walkers will receive their own set of earphones. There will be plenty of free parking available at the library or at several municipal parking lots nearby.
The walking tour, beginning on High Street will take walkers through the historical locations on that street, then head north onto Main St., to Hershel Street, through the downtown(Sweden St.) onto Hatch Drive, continuing to Grove Street, off of South Main Street.
Walkers can then stroll along South Main St., turning onto York St. and continue to the Evergreen Cemetery, then head north again via Main Street.
When summer tourists, family members and guests arrive for a summer visit, encourage them to sign-up for this very interesting, historical tour which takes less than an hour to complete.
According to committee member David Sleeper, walking tour maps and IPod/earphones will be available at the Caribou Public Library by Friday, July 3.
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