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Fort Kent Blockhouse

Contributed by Fort Kent Historical Society

The Blockhouse in Fort Kent was built in 1839 to defend the area against the British during the conflict called the "Aroostook War." It was later rented out for apartments. In the 1950's, Willard Jalbert rehabilitated the structure for a park commemorating the 19th century conflict that resulted in drawing Maine's present northern boundaries.

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  • Title: Fort Kent Blockhouse
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: 1839
  • Local Name: Fort Kent Block House
  • Town: Fort Kent
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Monochrome photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 21.5
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Fort Kent Historical Society
PO Box 181, Fort Kent, ME 04703
(207) 834-2115

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