Keywords: King, William 1768-1852
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Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Location: Bath; Washington; Charlottesville
Media: Ink on Paper
Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1930
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.
The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.