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Historical Items

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Item 10832

Francis Joseph Neptune map, Cobscook River, 1798

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1798 Media: Ink on paper

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 4325

Early Bath area map, 1719

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1718-01-28 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper, col.


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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.


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.


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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

It is unclear when the Native Americans first came to the area they referred to as the “great intervale”.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

They traveled up river and spent time among the native villages, where they were treated with kindness and generosity.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Narrative

Native Americans referred to both the river and the area as Segochet, “a pleasant place,” but Captain George Waymouth, an early English navigator…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.