Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1607 Popham colonists arrive at Pemaquid for a brief visit with the natives before continuing to their destination on the Kennebec.
1726 Birth date in Boston of James Bowdoin II, a Maine landowner, after whom Bowdoin College is named, thanks to his son, James Bowdoin III.
1823
Maine’s first documented meteorite falls on Nobleboro.
1848
Incorporation of the town of Maine (now Clifton)
1854
Maine’s Republican Party is founded in the town of Strong.
1862 East Deering-built vessel Martha Wenzell is captured by Confederate raiders.
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