The Maine Mall is the place to be on rainy weekends and, when you need to get something from a specific store, or to go power walking. The Mall was built and completed in 1971, but to us, it feels like it's always been there. Some, like me, dread going to the mall. It's just so busy all the time!

Or, others like to 'hang' at the mall, make a day of it. Mostly teens I think. It is the largest mall in northern New England, at 1,200,000 square feet.

But, can you even imagine that in 1969, when the mall was being built, that it was in the middle of mostly farm land? Check out this aerial view from 1969 of the Maine Mall.

Very different then how the mall looks now, and the surrounding area!

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