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Keywords: Land grants.

Historical Items

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Item 7311

Ferdinand Gorges' land deed to Thomas Cammock, 1634

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1634-05-01 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 108750

Survey of Land, Leeds, 1834

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1834-10-02 Location: Leeds Media: Ink on paper

Item 108759

Survey of land in Poland, 1842

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1842 Location: Poland Media: Ink on paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109164

Butler Manufacturing Buildings in various towns, Bangor, 1949-1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949–1951 Location: Bangor Clients: Charles W. Tenbroeck; Butler Manufacturing Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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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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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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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 6 of 7

… in those communities wanted the proprietors to grant away more land to attract more settlers, with greater numbers enabling schools, prosperity…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - The Plymouth Company (Kennebec Proprietors) records, ca. 1625-1824

Conflicting land grants, competing companies (including the Pejepscot Company), and squatters created a dynamic landscape with much at stake as the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 3 of 7

… had a right, as a Christian monarch, to claim and grant away land already within Native jurisdiction under the doctrine of vacuum domicilium, a…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Immigration: U.S. Immigrants and the Land of Opportunity

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.