LEWISTON — Museum L-A is looking for any information on the horse troughs that once stood in the streets of Lewiston and Auburn. Two of the Lewiston downtown area horse troughs have been found, but there is still a mystery surrounding the remaining two that used to be located in Auburn. One of the Auburn troughs was historically located in the area of what is now Washington Street and Minot Avenue, the other was on Turner Street, and their current locations are unknown.

This postcard shows one of the missing horse troughs in front of the pumping station in Auburn, but no photographs have been recovered for the second trough.

The museum is hoping the general public might be able to provide information about these troughs, their historic uses and their current locations. Anyone with information should contact Emma Sieh at 207-333-3881 or [email protected]

Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal St. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special tour requests and large group tours outside of these hours are available by appointment.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 207-333-3881.

This postcard shows one of the missing horse troughs in front of the pumping station in Auburn.


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