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Item 76524

Title: Fort Kent State Teachers College campus, 1963

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections

Date: 1963

Location: Fort Kent

Media: black and white photograph

Item 10115

Title: Fort Kent Block House

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Fort Kent

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 75209

Title: Madawaska Training School cheerleaders, Fort Kent, 1955

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections

Date: 1955

Location: Fort Kent

Media: black and white photograph

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Exhibit

Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

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.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.

Exhibit

Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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.

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Site

Civil War soldier's letter home, Oct. 1861

Fort Kent Public Library

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Site

Fairmont Speeder

Fort Kent Historical Society

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Site

Fort Kent Railroad Station

Acadian Archives

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