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Item 10041

William King receipt for Jefferson book, Bath, 1830

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1829 Location: Bath; Washington; Charlottesville Media: Ink on Paper

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Item 29047

Richard King House, Dunstan Landing, Scarborough, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 10501

William King's Stonehouse Farm, Bath, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1812 Location: Bath Media: Color lithograph on cardstock

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

When he was thirteen, William was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover for a term, but other than that experience he had little formal schooling.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

… Historical Society & Museum Richard King Richard King, born in 1718 in Boston, settled in the Dunstan Landing area of Scarborough in 1746 after…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Hearing of King's command, many from Maine volunteered for service under him. Defense of local coastlines and communities was left to town militias.