View of Eagle Lake, ca. 1948

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The permanent settlement of Eagle Lake began following the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. Sifroid Nadeau is typically credited as the first permanent settler. As the population grew in the late nineteenth century, Eagle Lake became the site of a Catholic mission. A church was built in 1907 and a hospital soon followed. The arrival of the railway in 1902 and the construction of many mills, with the Fish River Manufacturing Company leading the way, spurred an economic boom. However, many families continued to rely on agriculture.

The photograph was taken near the present-day Overlook Motel and faces east (towards Bélanger Point).

No information would allow us to date the postcard with certainty. Another card with a similar design issued by the American Art Post Card Company bears a 1948 postmark. This photograph may have been taken earlier.

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  • Title: View of Eagle Lake, ca. 1948
  • Creator: American Art Post Card
  • Creation Date: circa 1948
  • Subject Date: circa 1948
  • Location: Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.6 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Local Code: MCC-00461
  • Collection: Jean Paul Michaud Collection II
  • Object Type: Image

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Acadian Archives
UMFK, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
(207) 834-7535

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