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Historical Items

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Item 102070

Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Auburn; Lewiston; Minot Media: Ink on paper

Item 102767

Copy of a plan of lands on the west side of Madomack River, Waldoboro, 1774

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1774 Location: Waldoboro Media: Ink on paper

Item 34148

Black Point, Scarborough, ca. 1741

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1741 Location: Scarborough Media: Paper on cardboard

Online Exhibits

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

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.

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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

… the basis for all marsh lot purchases, work and disputes involving these companies. (Corporation meeting notes and minutes were kept by George…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

… between the settlers and Henry Knox to settle the disputes. Among Knox’s correspondence is an advertisement that illustrates the ongoing…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

… a shooting and boats being sunk over territorial disputes! A reason for the local decline in observing territories, I speculate, is that many…