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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Wheeler and Crosby Text by Karyn Field Crosby's Grist Mill Store, called Old Brick Store, Hampden, built in 1807Item…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

Incorporation Wheeler’s Mills or Souadabscook Plantation or Wheelersborough or Olive and finally Hampden Settlers called the township Souadabscook…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

War of 1812 Text by Karyn Field There is no doubt that by the time of the Battle of Hampden, September 3, 1814, the British were already familiar…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Hampden Academy

Hampden Academy Special Feature: Listen to The Elusive Championship, by a Reeds Brook Middle School student, as told by Bob Hawes.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Shipyards

Shipyards The schooner Victory, Hampden, circa 1898Item Contributed byHampden Historical Society Text by Karyn Field The Penobscot River was…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

Expansion Text by Karyn Field By 1800, Hampden’s population totaled 904, 100 more citizens than nearby Bangor.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

John Crosby The Influence of John Crosby 1757-1843 by Karyn Field based on an article by Alice Hawes Old Custom House, Hampden, ca.Item…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

Expansion By 1800, Hampden’s population totaled 904, 100 more citizens than nearby Bangor. As Hampden’s growth continued, industry and business…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Elusive Championship

Elusive Championship Listen to the story read by the author  The Elusive Championship by a Reeds Brook Middle School student based on an article by…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Summer Street X Text by a Reeds Brook Middle School student Walking Tour of Historic Summer Street No neighborhood is more reminiscent of…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Bob's Bears

Bob's Bears X The Day the Bears Bathed in Hampden by Bob Hawes Listen to Bob Hawes read the story...

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - About Us

About Us The Maine Community Heritage Project (MCHP), a partnership between the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative…