Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

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Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

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Blue Hill citizens gather in 1910 on Mill Island in the Blue Hill Falls region of town for the unveiling of a monument celebrating the founding of the town by Joseph Wood and John Roundy in 1762. Wood and Roundy sailed up from the Boston colony to start a new town; the first settlement in Blue Hill was in the area of Mill Island and was referred to as the "Tide Mill" district, derived from the fact that two mills were built near this site that were powered by the tides. Wood and Roundy were at the beginning of a land rush to settle the downeast Maine coast that came after the end of the French and Indian wars clarified Britain's sovereignty over the this part of the coast. This postcard is postmarked 1911.

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About This Item

  • Title: Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910
  • Creation Date: 1910
  • Subject Date: 1910
  • Local Name: Blue Hill Falls
  • Town: Blue Hill
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.4 cm x 13.4 cm
  • Local Code: HHPH 1758
  • Collection: Robert V. Sweetall collection of early Blue Hill postcards
  • Object Type: Image

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Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614

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