Pleasant Ridge Plantation
"The Way Life Used To Be"
About the Book
This book gives you an insight on how the Hunnewell ancestors obtained their land and includes families who used to own land on “The Ridge” before Central Maine Power built Wyman Dam. There are funny stories about the people in the area, a chance to follow the “old road” that is now under Wyman Lake and the road built after Wyman Dam was completed.
About the Author
The Hunnewell ancestors migrated to Pleasant Ridge Plantation when it was known as “Carrytunk also known as Carratunk”. Our ancestors bought land from William Bingham’s “million acre tract” when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. The Hunnewell family is one of many families on Pleasant Ridge Plantation that went through the flooding of the Kennebec River to build the hydro dam. There were many farms that were burned, families had to move to new areas and there were a few of us that owned enough land to rebuilt a new house on land our ancestors refused to sell. Many of us still have no electric power, but we enjoy the life of Pleasant Ridge Plantation. Progress has to go on, we all know this and we all live with this.