Flagstaff, Maine

Flagstaff, Maine

Flagstaff is a ghost town and former town in Somerset County, Maine, United States, near the existing town of Eustis and about 20 miles north of Rangeley. The town was physically abandoned and dismantled (and legally disincorporated) in 1950 to allow construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Dead River, which enlarged Flagstaff Lake and submerged the site of the settlement.

The song "Below" by Slaid Cleaves on his 2004 album "Wishbones" refers to the destruction of the town, although it is not mentioned by name. The lyrics specifically mention the Dead River, and its general location.


* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ATIVa7WbHs Music video for Slaid Cleaves "Below" set to a slideshow of photos of Flagstaff]
* [http://www.windowsonmaine.org/fullrecord.aspx?objectId=9-30 Windows on Maine - The Plan to Flood Flagstaff - Maine PBS]
* [http://docs.unh.edu/ME/strt28ne.jpgA map of Flagstaff and its surrounding area pre-flooding]

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