Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Common Flicker at Marsh River Bog Preserve, Newcastle (April 2009)

Common Flicker, Marsh River Bog Preserve, Newcastle (April 2009)


1772
First white settlers, Joseph Weston and his family of eleven, arrive in what was to become the town of Skowhegan.

1838
Piscataquis County established

1873
Jim Cullen of Mapleton is lynched in Presque Isle for the murder of a deputy sheriff.

1888

Melville G. Fuller is nominated to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Cleveland. Serving through the Taft administration, he has been the only Maine person to hold that office. He was born in Augusta and died in Sorrento.

1911

Bangor’s “Great Fire” raged as fifty-five commercial and residential acres burned in one of Maine’s worst fires.
2011 Ten year average of “ice out” on Moosehead Lake is April 30th, twelve days earlier than in 1857 (May 12th) due to climate warming.





















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