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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 10617

Fort Kent High School, Fort Kent, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Fort Kent; Fort Kent; Fort Kent Media: Postcard


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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.


Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.


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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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


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


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

A story about my father and our family.