Fort Popham, Phippsburg, ca. 1935

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Fort Popham was built in 1861 for use during the Civil War, but the structure was never completed. Located strategically at the mouth of the Kennebec River, the fort was conceived to protect the shipyards in Bath and the state capital in Augusta.

The State of Maine purchased Fort Popham in 1924, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October of 1969.

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  • Title: Fort Popham, Phippsburg, ca. 1935
  • Creator: Tichnor Bros., Inc.
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Location: Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Linen texture postcard
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
  • Collection: The Tichnor Brothers Collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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