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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Gravestones of John Savage and Sarah Dolliver SavageItem Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library The first generation of…

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Wheeler and Crosby Text by Karyn Field Crosby's Grist Mill Store, called Old Brick Store, Hampden, built in 1807Item…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Further Reading

Dresden, Me.: Jennie G. Everson, Eleanor L. Everson, 1977. Blaakman, Michael Albert. Speculation Nation: Land and Mania in the Revolutionary American…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Project Home

The project documents European settlement of northern New England, specifically coastal and interior Maine, land distribution, and conflicts before…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 3 of 4

… women owned property, many others facilitated the settlement of early Maine. As colonists moved to the region both as squatters and titled…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 4 of 4

dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2020). Saxine, Ian. Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England…

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Early Settlement in Skowhegan Weston gravestone X Oldest cemetary in town X Samuel Weston home X By Jordan Everett The year was 1771…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 3 of 4

… much like the “liberty men” of old, any possible settlement related to the illegal taking of Wabanaki lands by the states of Massachusetts and…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 6 of 6

dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2020). Ian Saxine, Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 4 of 6

Many others came under the auspices of no land company at all. During the Revolutionary War, scores of leading proprietors remained loyal to the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 1 of 4

… primary economic actors in White New Englanders’ settlement of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Maine.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 4 of 4

… White New England colonists’ investment in and settlement of early Maine. About the Author Sara T. Damiano, Ph.D.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 2 of 6

Land—lots of it—was a means to that end. In 1714, for instance, eight Boston men established the Pejepscot Company, which claimed a large tract…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Biographies: The Pejepscot Proprietors - Page 1 of 2

He died in 1717 in Maine. He accomplished the settlement of twenty families on the island. Stephen Minot Stephen Minot started from perhaps the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 1 of 4

… the Pejepscot Proprietors sold parcels for major settlements, and the Kennebec River watershed where the Kennebec Proprietors claimed and sold…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 6 of 7

… and Topsham residents who squatted on unsold land, stalled on payments, or helped themselves to timber on company land, while arguing that, by…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 2 of 4

… Mi’kmaq Nation in 1991; the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980; and recent legislative victories during 2021-2022 supporting Passamaquoddy…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 7 of 7

… and Pejepscot Proprietors? Residents on company lands also complained, with considerable justification, about suffering as a result of rivalries…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 5 of 7

Robert Kinney's Land on the Plains, and hinder any Person from Lumbering or Tresspassing" These letters were given to many settlers on disputed land

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 5 of 6

Positioning itself as the sole source of legal title to “unappropriated” land, the state government itself began to compete with the great…