The place to look to seek out hidden surprises in Columbia Falls

Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn College at Montgomery, in Alabama, and has written options, columns, and interviews for quite a few magazines and newspapers. He’s visiting the College of Maine this summer season.

Our travels from Alabama to Maine this summer season lately took us east alongside Route 1 to the city of Columbia Falls.

With a inhabitants beneath 500 in line with the 2020 census, it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village price visiting to understand the charming structure of the Bucknam, Ruggles and Columbia homes listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations — and some surprises.