Keywords: Aroostook War
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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1840
Title: Fort Kent Block House
Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society
Location: Fort Kent
Media: monochrome photograph
From the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution in 1783 to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842, the northern border of Maine -- and the United States -- was uncertain and a source of considerable tension between the U.S. and Britain.
The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.
The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.