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Historical Items

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Item 12933

Wing's Mill Pond settlers' lots, ca. 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1795 Location: Belgrade Media: Ink on paper

Item 22311

Brita Hedman, New Sweden, ca. 1881

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Electrographic Photograph

Item 22314

Per Hedman, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Electrographic Photograph

Exhibits

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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.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

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.

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Les Raquetteurs

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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

More Permanent Settlers Arrive Two major waves of settlers arrived after 1768 – the first from Gloucester, Massachusetts in addition to James…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

…then came the settlers… Granite mountains, Mount Desert, 1837Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society While exploring Mount Desert as a…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Mr. Belcher’s early “fowling piece” is presently in the collection of Farmington Historical Society. We can only guess at its age.