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Fort Western was built by the Plymouth Company in 1754 on a point of land on the banks of the Kennebec River formerly a trading post for the New Plymouth Company. It was named after an acquaintance of Governor Shirley's who lived in Sussex, England.
About This Item
- Title: Fort Western, 1754
- Creator: Mathews
- Creation Date: circa 1754
- Subject Date: 1754
- Town: Augusta
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: M Au45.2 1981
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Fort Western (Augusta, Me.)
- Forts & fortifications--Maine--Augusta
- Plymouth Company, 1749-1816--Facilities
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