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The Franco-Americans who settled in the Central Maine area in the 19th and early 20th centuries came for the most part from Quebec counties bordering Maine, such as Beauce and Frontenac.
Eventually, other immigrants from Prince Edward Island, Nov…
John and Catharine Brickett settled in this area around 1816. Their original log and wood frame house was later replaced with the present house, built from locally fired clay bricks. At the time, the main route wove through rural Chatham, NH, and …
This blockhouse is the only building that remains of a larger fort complex, built by British-Americans in 1754-1755, to defend the upper Kennebec River Valley from possible attack by the French and their Native American allies.
Native Americans inhabited this site at the confluence of the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers from at least 5000 years ago, until 1692.
A pilgrim trading post was also located on this site in the 1650s.
Located within Fort Halifax Park is the …
In the spring of 1770 Belfast was settled by Scots-Irish families from Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Legend has it that the name Belfast, after the Northern Ireland city, was chosen by a coin-toss.
Fear of British attach led these original propri…
Melville Weston Fuller
February 11, 1833 — July 4, 1910
Eighth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Melville Weston Fuller, an Augusta native, returned to the city following his graduation from Harvard Law School. Here …
Home of Maine Governors
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State of Maine
by the heirs of
James G. Blaine
Welcome to Owls Head Light Station
"Owl's Head ushers at once upon a scene almost too beautiful to profane with speech when we are looking at it; impossible to find language to do it justice when memory would summon it before u…
In 1807, Captain William Nickels
built one of the finest examples of high Federal style architecture in New England, a mansion of beauty, style, and sophistication.
From the elegant entrance to stunning interior detailing, this is a house desi…
A secret garden alive with flowers three seasons of the year, the Sunken Garden was created by Frances Sortwell in the foundation of the Hilton House hotel.
The site of a tavern since 1766 and the town stagecoach stop for most of the 19th cent…