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Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton

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A water bucket from Hancock Barracks (1828-1845) in Houlton. Hancock Barracks was built to establish a United States military presence in Northern Maine during the boundary dispute which resulted in the "Bloodless Aroostook War" and the settlement of the border between the U.S. and British North America by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.

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  • Title: Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Local Name: Hancock Barracks
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: leather
  • Dimensions (cm): 30 x 23.3 x 20.2
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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