In 1970, Hartland celebrated the 150th Anniversary of its February 7, 1820 Incorporation as a Town.

Commemorative Hartland Sesquicentennial & Shaver Permit Pins


Hartland Sesquicentennial Committee spent many, many hours planning the upcoming event led by Chairman Merrill A. Moore.

(L-R) Front Row: Merrill Moore, Marilyn Carr, Arland Stedman, John Plummer & Edgar Woodman

Back Row: Steve McNichol, Wayne Libby, Burton Jones, Keith Tapley & Vaughn Stedman


Numerous events were scheduled throughout town over the weekend of June 26th-28th to mark the landmark anniversary however nature was less than cooperative with an abundance of rainfall over most of the weekend. Many events had to be postponed or canceled, but the citizens of Hartland still managed to hold the Sesquicentennial Parade during a break in the rainfall as well as many of the rescheduled celebration events.

Originally Scheduled Sesquicentennial Program of Events


The Sesquicentennial History of Hartland by Wayne Libby is a masterpiece of research materials compiled together into words and photos. His research is the founding base from which all further research of Hartland’s history has been developed and recorded to this website. We are forever indebted for Wayne’s incredible work and dedication on this project.

Front Cover – Sesquicentennial History of Hartland – 1970


Merrill A. Moore – Sesquicentennial Chairman & Master of Ceremonies


John Plummer ready to lead the Parade


Preparing for the Parade


Sesquicentennial Royalty


Jim’s General Store – St. Albans


Unity Raceway – Unity


W. H. Moore & Son Woodworking – Hartland


John Plummer leads the Parade past Steve’s Gulf & The No Beard Jail


Vi’s Variety Store – Hartland


Hartland Tanning Company – Hartland


Silver Bells (Unknown)


Steeves-McCormack American Legion Post No. 141 – Hartland




Sesquicentennial Royalty


Sesquicentennial Royalty


Sesquicentennial Royalty


Thut’s Express – Bangor




Hartland Baptist Church – Hartland


Piscataquis American Legion – Guilford


Hartland Academy Alumni Association – Hartland


Hartland Grain & Grocery – Hartland


Scott-Webb Memorial Hospital – Hartland




W. H. Moore & Son Woodworking – Hartland


W. H. Moore & Son Woodworking – Hartland


Hartland Public Library – Hartland


Andy Lawrence Rupp Sales – St. Albans


Hartland Tanning Company – Hartland


Big Indian Lake Association – St. Albans


Pine Tree Christmas Club


Period Costumes for the Parade


Elmer & Bea Littlefield in Period Costumes with their son Chris Littlefield in Carriage