Keywords: Early Settlers
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.
The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.
In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.
More Permanent Settlers Arrive Two major waves of settlers arrived after 1768 – the first from Gloucester, Massachusetts in addition to James…
…then came the settlers… Granite mountains, Mount Desert, 1837Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society While exploring Mount Desert as a…