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Historical Items

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Item 21618

Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Skowhegan Free Public Library through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1940 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 7322

Company E, Skowhegan, 1917

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1917-04-01 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 11816

Alexander Crawford eucre cards, Skowhegan, 1864

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1864 Location: Skowhegan Media: Paper

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.

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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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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980Item Contributed byFryeburg Historical Society by Dana Bulba The…

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

Dead wrong. Lead canteen left on Skowhegan Island by one of Arnold's soldiers X The Dead River was mostly all swamp, hard to pass through…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

… reason chose not to settle in Bloomfield, (now Skowhegan) Maine, but chose to venture further up river.

My Maine Stories

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Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam