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Historical Items

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Item 1280

Benedict Arnold letter to Capt. Farnsworth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-09-29 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7954

Benedict Arnold to George Washington, Oct. 27, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-10-27 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 1368

Letter with paper from Arnold's march to Quebec, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

These men were to get to Quebec by following the Kennebec river upstream. Someone informed George Washington that the only way to travel on the…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… through the area with the intent of invading Quebec City, 184 miles to the north. The first settlement in the area was called Canaan, and early…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

Before European settlements, Skowhegan Island was used as a route by Native Americans on their annual trip to the seacoast.

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down