Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1977–1978 Location: Skowhegan Client: Somerset County Cooperative Extension Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.
Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.
Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.
Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980Item Contributed byFryeburg Historical Society by Dana Bulba The…