1957 - 1957
United Camden-Rockport Charities often funded public amenities such as Arthur Walker Memorial Park in Rockport and Laite Memorial Beach in Camden. While the names of some old-time grant recipients have faded into history, many remain today.
Also this year, 20th Century Fox chooses Camden as the location for the filming of Peyton Place, the movie version of the controversial novel by Grace Metalious that portrayed life in a small New England town. The actual filming of Peyton Place started in June with hundreds of extras from the area hired for $10 a day.