Dear Sun Spots: I have some questions for anyone that may be knowledgeable with some Auburn history.

I live in Auburn and am trying to find out information about my farm, Mount Apatite Farm on the Hatch Road. I have heard that when the end barn was built around the turn of the century it was the most modern of its time, so I thought something was probably written up about it. I don’t know the exact date so I don’t know how to go about searching.

I am also looking for information on Col. Nathaniel Hatch whom I believe was the original owner of the farm when it was built in 1878. I would also like to know of any early mining that was done here at the farm, and where the name may have come from, Mount Apatite Farm. Apatite is a Maine mineral. Also, was the Hatch Road named after the colonel?

I have already done some research at the library and historical society. I would appreciate any help. Please contact Cookin Carol at 795-6376 or e-mail at [email protected] – Carol in Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I have been looking for a cassette with the best songs by C.W. McCall. He’s not that well-known and I think his one and only big hit was “Convoy.” I would like to buy or copy his cassette. Please call Dick at (207) 946-3648.

Sun Spots located a copy online at Another of McCall’s recordings, “Better Together,” was also listed on that Web site.

Dear Sun Spots: I have some garage-sale items that I am willing to donate to a good cause, books, bedding, clothing, knickknacks. Must take all. Please call (207) 539-4635. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a No. 50 curtain flush valve. I have contacted Hall & Knight, Johnson Johnson, Crest out of New York City on the Internet to no avail.

If somebody who has bought a flush lately might have the parts or any plumber might know where I can find one, I would like to buy it. Please call (207) 783-4373. – L.B., Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: In September, I purchased Ashley Taylor underwear at Kmart. All three pairs were defective, and I returned them. I have not heard anything.

Would you know if there is a phone number I an reach them at? – D. C., Leeds.

Unfortunately Sun Spots was not able to locate a phone number and perhaps other readers familiar with this company may be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a way to dispose of the remains of an old poured, reinforced concrete walkway. My local transfer station will not allow concrete disposal. I cannot find anyone who is looking for fill who would accept reinforced concrete. Any help would be greatly appreciated. – Steven Charles, Greene.

In addition to responses from readers, try contacting:

Commercial Recycling Systems, Scarborough, (207) 883-3325 and ask for Tom Kane who should be able to assist you.

Or Riverside Bulky Waste Transfer Station, 910 Riverside Drive, Portland, (207) 797-6200.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a free Shih Tzu, all white, great with kids or with an older couple. Please call (207) 786-2898. – Ann Collette, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Efforts to locate or contact H&R Block have failed. Could you please tell me if they have relocated or if they are still in business? Any assistance you could give would be appreciated. – Caroline Chapman, Auburn.

Unfortunately Sun Spots was able to receive a response from the numbers she called and perhaps other readers might be able to assist you here.

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