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Item 9260

Map of ice houses along the Kennebec River, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1891 Media: Ink on paper

Item 6098

Gannett Publishing Co., Augusta, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 6099

Gannett Publishing Company, Augusta

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print


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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.


Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

1936, Maine Flood Disaster of Friday, the 13th of March, 1936 Kennebec Journal, Steven Cartwright, Hubbard Free plans renovations Maine Sunday…

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Historic Hallowell - Lineman's Journal

Lineman's Journal Dear Journal, It started as a regular day. As an off duty CMP crew member, I was sitting on the couch eating pretzels with my…

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Historic Hallowell - The Blizzard - Works Cited

… Problems Posed By Heavy Snow.” Lewiston Journal 23 Feb. 1952: N. pag. Remal Gary. “Holy Cow Didn't it Snow!” Kennebec Journal. Augusta, ME: 2002

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.