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Keywords: Northeast boundary dispute

Historical Items

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Item 6642

Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1842 Location: Fort Kent Media: Pen and ink on paper

Item 22489

Northern Maine boundary map, 1843

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1843 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 6843

A map of the boundary line explored in 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Media: Ink and colored wash on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

Harsh climate, boundary disputes, and isolation from markets deepened the frontier experience of settlers in northern Maine .

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

… of the dispute with Great Britain over Maine’s northeast boundary. Complementing the image of the Daveis’s bust is a daguerreotype of the sculptor…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… of Common Blood: A History of Maine's Northeast Boundary Dispute with Great Britain, 1783-1842. Bowie: Heritage Books, Inc. 1992. Print.