Topsham exhibit features historic pictures

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TOPSHAM — The new exhibit at the Topsham Municipal Building is a nod to the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.

The 100 Main St. exhibit, open through the summer during business hours, features a variety of people and places. There is the image of the S. S. Pennsylvania with Capt. George Rogers of Topsham, which traveled around the world to bring relief supplies during a famine in the early 1900s, and one of Topsham High School’s class of 1917.

Frank E. Carver, the featured person in the display, started on a family dairy farm that supplied milk in Lewiston. He drove an express wagon, was involved in construction at the Rumford Paper Mill and owned and operated a donut shop, and he was also Topsham’s police chief for many years before his 1964 retirement. He served constable duty at the Topsham Fair until 1971, when he was 90.