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Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This iron axe was found at the head of Lake Auburn. It probably was traded to Native Americans by Europeans for furs or other materials. It is made in the French style.

Axes like this were important and common trade items.

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  • Title: Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700
  • Creation Date: circa 1700
  • Subject Date: circa 1700
  • Town: Auburn
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Iron
  • Dimensions (cm): 10.3 x 5
  • Local Code: Penney Collection #111
  • Collection: Penney Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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Indians of North America--Maine

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Native Americans

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