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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1676 Death in battle of Native American King Philip, weakening King Philip’s warriors; war ends in 1678
1822 Birth date in Gorham of Republican Governor (1883-1887) Frederick Robie, a physician, legislator, and businessman
1850
Incorporation of the town of Kennebec, now Manchester
1864 Maine-built vessels Billow, Spokane, and Suliot are captured by Confederate raiders.
1873
President Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Augusta by train for a 3-day visit with U.S. Speaker of the House, James G. Blaine.
1962
President John F. Kennedy vacations in Maine, at the wheel of the US Coast Guard Yacht Manitou near Boothbay Harbor.
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