Sign Dedication Launches Rumney’s 250th

 

On January 7, the Town of Rumney kicked off its year-long celebration for their 250th anniversary with the unveiling of a new town sign that is showcased at the Historical Society. The sign includes an 1800s map of the community, which is surrounded by 20 historic photos of the buildings that graced the town in its early days. Included in the display are photos of the Baker River Creamery, Rumney Depot Railroad Station, former general stores and a horse drawn sled from the former Silsby Mill on Stinson Lake  

On January 7, the Town of Rumney kicked off its year-long celebration for their 250th anniversary with the unveiling of a new town sign that is showcased at the Historical Society.

Selectman Mark Andrews greeted the crowd of 50 and explained that the sign was part of a mitigation process when the historic Buffalo Bridge was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. FEMA required that, through the reconstruction of the bridge, something historical needed to be given back to the town and the new sign was selected as part of that project.