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Item 7542

St. Georges Fort plan, Phippsburg, 1607

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1607-11-07 Location: Phippsburg Media: Ink on linen

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Item 27178

Thomaston Harbor from St. George Road, Thomaston, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27192

Waymouth Memorial Dedication at Mall, Thomaston, 1905

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1905-07-06 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Alden Ellis, Lieutenant George Anson and George Varney did not return with their "muster mates." They were captured and sent to prisoner of war…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

John River Valley , N. Aroostook Co., Me. and Madawaska Co., NB: A History of the Communities and People. Web. 8 Apr. 2010.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

He was then captured on June 24, 1864, at St. Mary’s Church Virginia. He died on October 6, 1864, in Andersonville Prison of scorbutus.