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Historical Items

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Item 10123

Webster-Ashburton anniversary proclamation, 1992

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1842-08-08 Location: Fort Kent Media: Ink on paper

Item 10124

Treaty anniversary proclamation, 1992

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1842-08-09 Media: Ink on paper

Item 10125

New Brunswick Treaty of Washington anniversary proclamation, 1992

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1842-08-09 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Exhibit

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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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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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

In 1842, the dispute ended with the Webster-Ashburton treaty that confirmed the St. John River as the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Print. Jones, Howard. To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1977. Print. Kjenstad, Lowell G.