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Keywords: Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775.

Historical Items

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Item 5335

Brunswick and Topsham, ca. 1730

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1730 Location: Brunswick; Topsham Media: Ink on paper

Item 11719

"Maquoit," Brunswick, 1740

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1740-06-04 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Item 20301

Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903-06-26 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 1 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies Essay by Sara T. Damiano, Fall 2022 Sara T. Damiano, PhD, is an historian of women and gender in early America and the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 2 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies Copy, deed from James and Rachell Berry to Proprietors, page 1 of 3Maine Historical Society For their part, as…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 3 of 4

Women in Colonial Economies Once Rachel Atkins married, however, the British legal principle of coverture curtailed her rights.