The Aroostook War


Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute

Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute
Item 6642   info
Maine Historical Society

Fort Kent December 1842 is the title of this cartoon that shows the blockhouse at Fort Kent, and the field, forest and riders nearby. This was matted back to back with the other part of the cartoon - showing Daniel Webster and Lord Ashburton shaking hands after the Webster-Ashburton agreement on the Northeast boundary lines of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. See #6643. Fort Kent was the last wooden blockhouse built in Maine erected to protect against the Canadians/British during the Aroostook War when the boundary line was in dispute.

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