Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
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Black Hawk Putnam, mounted on a white horse, was named for the famed Sauk Native man. He was 23 when he enlisted as Captain of Company E of the Maine 1st Cavalry Regiment on October 19, 1861. Putnam was a descendant of Aaron Putnam, one of the founding settlers of Houlton.
Rice Block was being built during this celebration, probably about half completed. It was started in 1897 and finished in 1898.
About This Item
- Title: Market Square on the Fourth of July, Houlton, ca. 1897
- Creation Date: circa 1897
- Subject Date: circa 1897
- Local Name: Market Square
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 18.4 cm x 24.1 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- First Maine Cavalry Regiment--People
- Grand Army of the Republic. Northern Maine Regiment--People
- Putnam, Black Hawk--Portrait photographs
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--People
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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