Also known as "the Crossroads of Maine" due to the intersection of five major routes in its village center,Gray is a town known for its exciting past. The home of the first water-powered woolen mills built in the United States,Gray has experienced tremendous success through the years while maintaining its small town values. In addition to the town's sense of community and drive to succeed, its prime location between the cities of Portland and Lewiston has also contributed to its growth and progress.This richly detailed visual history chronicles Gray's last 230 years, beginning with the 18th century, when the early settlers established King's Mast Yard. In this collection of over 200 photographs, the author explores a variety of topics, from the nationally known grave site of a Confederate soldier to one of the first high-speed electric railways. As you leaf through the pages of this book, you will meet many of the people who have shaped the town's history, from a teacher of the Fisher Brothers, the designers for GM automobiles, to the citizens whose influences went far beyond Gray's borders and into the worlds of banking,medicine, and moon exploration.