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Item 7846

Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Dover, 1866-1867

Contributed by: Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Dover-Foxcroft Media: Paper

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Item 13949

Articles of Incorporation, Town of Baldwin, 1802

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: 1802-06-23 Location: Baldwin Media: Paper

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Town of Eden vault door, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Metal


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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


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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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

Incorporation Wheeler’s Mills or Souadabscook Plantation or Wheelersborough or Olive and finally Hampden Settlers called the township Souadabscook…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

By 1777, Thomaston had incorporated and included, until 1848, the towns of Rockland and South Thomaston.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

Bath was incorporated as a town in 1781 while Maine was still part of Massachusetts. The community, beginning to grow rapidly, decided to become a…