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Historical Items

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Item 104601

Map of New England, 1677

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: circa 1676 Media: Ink on Paper

Item 104600

Map of the District of Maine, 1815

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1815 Media: Ink on Paper

Item 104603

Greenleaf map of the State of Maine, 1820

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1820 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

The maps were created using Google Earth, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and GPS (Global Positioning Systems) software.

Site Page

Maine's Road to Statehood - Maine in the 17th Century

… help they could receive.[3] Likely due to geographic distance than any conscious or malicious decision-making, second-class status remained a…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The geographic location proved to be vitally important to these hard working early inhabitants.