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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Running the Town

During the town reports published in the 1960s women’s names began appearing in lists serving on committees for the town.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

Eaton, an early town historian, reports the first vessel launched in old Thomaston was in 1787 on the Wessaweskeag, in what is now South Thomaston.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Narrative

After Captain Smith reported his discoveries, Prince Charles replaced the local names supplied by Smith, changing North Virginia to New England and…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

… Historical Society By 1830, the census reported 4221 residents in Thomaston. To house the increased work force, additional housing was needed…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Atticus: A Fugitive Slave

… his farm on Brooklyn Heights, where the fugitive reportedly worked for some days. Concurrently, James Sagurs realized the disappearance of his…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

According to all official reports, Knox fell ill after swallowing a chicken bone, resulting in an infection that took his life after a few days of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Stimpson House

The original ceilings were reported to be 12’ downstairs and 9’ upstairs. Captain Rider’s son, Thomas, was also a joiner, who, among others, built…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Civil War

… are appropriate ways to gather, synthesize, and report research? What are the differences between primary and secondary sources? Students worked in…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

… at the prison and in 1899, a newspaper reports that railroad carloads of broomcorn, ash lumber from Bangor and broom handles were received.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Brick Works

… General Henry Knox Museum The Eleventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics for the State of Maine, published in 1897…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is built - 1823 to 1824

… The building was contracted for $12,000, but a report submitted by Attorney General Erastus Foote in 1829 lists a cost for the original prison as…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

While in NY Harbor, the 284’ long Hoyt was reported to be so mobbed by enthusiastic visitors that they broke down her gangplank.