Sadly, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, and that’s even more true when it comes to the Sears Homes info at Wikipedia.
Several years ago, I was a frequent visitor to the Sears Home page at Wikipedia. I uploaded several photos and added lots of text. More than anything, I was forever editing out mistakes. But not 24 hours later after my corrections appeared, someone (or several someones) came behind me and undid all the changes I’d made, re-introducing all the mistakes that I had just edited out.
This went on for months, and it was quite frustrating.
As my dear husband pointed out, life is too short for such shenanigans. Although it was maddening to see the historical record compromised, I surrendered and abandoned my efforts to correct the bad info.
Today I returned to Wikipedia for the first time in a couple years, and saw photos that were labeled “Sears Homes” and yet they were clearly NOT Sears Homes.
But perhaps most “interesting” was this comment:
I have not seen Bucksport, Maine but it’s mighty hard to believe that there’s an entire neighborhood in one town in Maine that is filled with only ONE model of Sears Home.
However, I’ve been wrong before and I could be wrong again, so if anyone reading this lives anywhere near Bucksport, Maine, how about getting me a few photos of the Town Site neighborhood?
Updated: One of the houses in this neighborhood has been listed for sale, giving a build-date of 1930. The Belfast model was not offered for sale until 1934. If that build date is accurate (which is a big ‘if’), these can not possibly be Sears “Belfasts” (as is claimed).
However, I’d still love to have some photos!
If you’re able to get some photos for me, please leave a comment below, or send an email to Rosemary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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