Plan of rivers of Saco and Kennebunk, 1731

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Plan of rivers of Saco and Kennebunk, 1731

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This early manuscript map shows a mill and river features along the Saco and Kennebunk rivers. Scale [1:63360] 1 inch = 1 mile. This map is part of the Pejepscot Proprietors' records.

Early maps of the region now known as Maine often showed the location of mills. Mills that ground flour or sawmills that processed building materials were the first industries to be established in these wilderness areas.

Showing features of rivers was also important because people often traveled by river.

The back of this map depicts a layout of the property between the two rivers, the Kennebunk and the Saco, shown on this front side of this map.

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About This Item

  • Title: Plan of rivers of Saco and Kennebunk, 1731
  • Creator: William Monk
  • Creation Date: 1731
  • Subject Date: 1731
  • Location: York County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 38 cm x 46 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 61, Map 75
  • Collection: Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick Pejepscot Proprietors papers
  • Object Type: Text

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