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Person/Organization: Arnold, Benedict

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Item 1281

Benedict Arnold letter, along the Dead River, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5464

Benedict Arnold, ca. 1780

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1780 Media: Engraving

Item 8898

Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, ca. 1780

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1780 Media: Engraving, ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.

Exhibit

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Early Settlement in Skowhegan Weston gravestone X Oldest cemetary in town X Samuel Weston home X By Jordan Everett The year was 1771…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch" Thousands of years before the first white men discovered the area, the Kennebec was a throughfare for traveling bands…

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Skowhegan Community History - Lakewood Theater

Lakewood Theater by Jenna Jones and Jaime Bacon Lakewood Theater X In 1895, the Somerset Traction Company of Skowhegan created a small…