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William W. Thomas, New Sweden, ca. 1900

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William W. Thomas, New Sweden, ca. 1900

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W. W. Thomas founder of New Sweden, Maine. He led 51 Swedes to northern Maine to settle their new colony in 1870. Thomas was the War Consul to Sweden for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

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  • Title: William W. Thomas, New Sweden, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Lamson Studio, Portland
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: New Sweden
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 16 x 10
  • Object Type: Image

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New Sweden Historical Society
116 Station Road, New Sweden, ME 04762
207-896-5844

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