The winding Lamprey River snakes its way through many areas of Raymond and has played a dual role in the town's history, helping in times of fire and hindering in times of flood. Raymond began as a small farming village and grew over the years into abustling resort community. The town was a busy stop on the Boston and Maine Railroad line, and its accessibility aided the town in its expansion. Raymond has since evolved into a modern town witha strong sense of historical perspective. The vintage images in this book, culled from the collections of the Raymond Historical Society and numerous local residents, document the history of this constantly changing community.