Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1760 Location: Livermore Falls; Canton; Mexico; Jay; Leeds Media: Ink on paper
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
Rumford (first known as New Pennacook Township) was visited by the Anasagunticook Indians for the purposes of fishing salmon at the “Great Falls.”…
… Westerly line was that dividing Mexico from New Pennacook and the Androscoggin River. A unanimous vote was taken on July 26, 1819, on the question…