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Historical Items

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Item 26661

Knox Stable, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 16523

Unveiling of Knox Tablet, Thomaston, 1903

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1903-07-25 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27846

Henry Knox to M Hays, 24 May 1801

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1801 Location: Thomaston Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

In addition, Knox made frequent use of ships owned by others to transport goods, most notably the Betsy, Edward Kelleran, master, and the schooner…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - General Henry Knox Museum

… an elegant reconstruction of the nineteen room mansion Knox built as a retirement home in Thomaston, the museum offers guided tours, programs, and…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

The group left the mansion and proceeded up Knox Street to what is now Main Street, and from there to a wood near Mill River, where Knox’s tomb was…