by Ronie Strout
The following excerpts about our region are taking from the Machias Union Paper, one of the grandfathers of the Machias Valley News Observer.
Aug. 1, 1876
Worsters of Columbia.
Daniel Worster and his sons, Ashiel and Zeno, own a small tract of land at Saco in Columbia. Gold-bearing quartz is supposed to exist there. Specimens of gold have already been picked up - one piece to the value of a dollar or more.