That a “horse heaven,” where bodies lie unburied, exists in Lewiston would be doubted by many. Those who have been out in the No Name Pond district fighting the forest fire know that it is a reality.

This “horse heaven” is located on the farm of James Scott Jr. The dead animals are taken to his place by way of the road up “Bloody Hill,” hauled several rods back of the Scott home, and left in the woods near the flat.

Mr. Scott does a large business as a horse undertaker, many people in the city employing him to bury their pet steeds. It would appear that no interment takes place. The hide is removed, usually the shoes, and the carcass left to rot or be devoured by animals that roam thru the woods.

50 years ago, 1958

A panel discussion on child health will be the feature of a general meeting of the Lake Street School Parent-Teacher Association at the school Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Participating in the program will be Dr. Bernard Marcus, Dr. Russell A. Morissette and Dr. Jou S. Tchao. All parents will be given the opportunity to join the organization at this meeting. At the conclusion of the program, refreshments will be served under the supervision of Mrs. Robert Holmes.

25 years ago, 1983

A Lewiston horse was a winner in the Sept. 21, afternoon session of the 61st Eastern States Horse Show. My Sultana, owned by Daniel Grimmel of Lewiston, won in a category called American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Northeastern States, Weanling Division, class 10.

The show continued through Sunday at the Big E in West Springfield, Mass., and included a variety of classes for working hunters, fine harness horses, hackney and harness ponies, roadsters and Morgans.


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