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.
Picnic, Fort Point Light, and Fort Pownal, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description On page 122 of…
Everybody came to the picnic because it was the last thing before school started. Families had this picnic lunch because they could not afford to…