Every purchase of this ‘Maine Turnpike’ – Short-Sleeve T-Shirt helps fund contributions to local Maine communities!
This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more!
It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for all.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester) • Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester • Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester • Pre-shrunk fabric • Side-seamed construction • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
History of the Maine Turnpike
In 1941 the Maine State Legislature passed “An Act to Create the Maine Turnpike Authority” creating an independent state agency charged with constructing a highway from “some point at or near Kittery to some point at or near Fort Kent.” At that time, it was the largest construction project in Maine.
The new toll “superhighway” was the brainchild of Representative Joseph T. Sayward of Kennebunk and a small group of community leaders who decided the time had come to invest in a modern highway that would provide safe and speedy access to the state’s towns and cities.
Up to this point, Route 1, which follows Maine’s coast, was the main road between Kittery and Portland and was becoming extremely congested. Some said it would take the better part of a day to travel between the two cities.
To start a nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual trust for the permanent use of local Maine communities along the branches of the Dead River.
Our Mission :
To provide access to land, housing, education and other resources so people in Maine can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways, live comfortably with dignity and create community systems where locally produced foods, healthy lifestyles and affordable housing are available to all.
Born in the backwoods of western Maine, they strive to bring humor to this glorious tragedy called life.
Support Local Communities
As a general rule we donate about 30% or more to organizations in Maine that help support local communities.
We currently donate general funds to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Good Shephard Food Bank (Feeding America) & other various local organizations.
West Forks, ME
West Forks, Maine
The West Forks in Maine is where the Dead River and the Kennebec River meet, and this intersection of two powerful rivers has created one of the best areas for whitewater rafting in the region. Situated along the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, The West Forks is also in the heart of Maine’s premiere snowmobiling country and provides easy access to Maine’s interconnected trail system (ITS), which has hundreds of miles of well-marked trails through the wilderness, perfect for wildlife watching and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.
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