Manuscript map of Kennebec River area, 1771

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Manuscript map of Kennebec River area, 1771

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Manuscript map 41, which is a copy of a plan of "Great Lotts in the fifth division along the Kennebec River" from the Plymouth Company collection, was taken from surveys made by John McKechnie and John Jones in March 1771.

Samuel Goodwin is mentioned in the text that describes how the map was compiled and includes narratives about some battles between the Indians and the settlers.

Places noted include Fort Halifax, Fairfield, Norridgewock, Waterville, Winslow and Skowhegan.

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  • Title: Manuscript map of Kennebec River area, 1771
  • Creator: John McKechnie
  • Creation Date: 1771
  • Subject Date: 1771
  • Locations:
    • Somerset County, ME
    • Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 62 cm x 49 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 60, Map 41
  • Collection: Plymouth Company (1749-1816) records
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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