Keywords: early landowners
The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.
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.
Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.
… in winter on roads built and maintained by each landowner who built permanent gates across their part of the road to keep farm animals from…
… various offers were often made to entice future landowners. A blockhouse or fort was built to ensure success of the settlement and to provide for…
… be a very different place if not for the wealthy landowners (originally called rusticators) and their seasonal visits.