‘V’ Marks The Spot: Have You Wondered What These Big Rocks Around Bangor Are For?
What’s with these rocks with a V carved into them? We’re kinda bummed it doesn’t have anything to do with V for Vendetta…
One of the first commercially successful railroads in the country was right here in Maine. The Veazie Railroad opened in 1836 and was in operation until 1869.
A lot of the rail bed is still visible today. A few years ago the folks at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor mapped out the original route of the railroad. Those rocks with a V carved in them are markers of the old rail bed. Mind blown!
The museum has booklets available that show the path of the old railroad. A spokeswoman for the museum said 24 originally were put in place, but some may have been removed.