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Historical Items

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Item 76524

Fort Kent State Teachers College campus, 1963

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1963 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 10115

Fort Kent Block House

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 75209

Madawaska Training School cheerleaders, Fort Kent, 1955

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1955 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Fort Kent Public Library

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Fort Kent Historical Society

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Picnic, Fort Point Light, and Fort Pownal, 1865

… drew a full-page illustration of Excursion Wharf, Fort Pownal, Fort Point Light in Stockton Springs, and a picnic that he and his wife and children…

My Maine Stories

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.