In the early twentieth century, the station's importance began to decline and with it the town's. Most of the area rail commerce became centered in White River Junction, VT, though the station in Lewiston remained open until 1960. Having barely survived the construction of the Wilder Dam in Wilder, VT, in 1950, which flooded much of the low-lying farm areas near the river, the final blow came in 1967 when most of Lewiston was razed to make way for Interstate 91 and the access roads to Norwich and Hanover. Today only a few scattered buildings remain of what was once a typical rural community.
|Lewiston ca. 1870|
|Lewiston in 1967 - before the I-91 construction.|