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Lang Township

Dead River South Branch (2017)

North of Dallas Plantation, Lang Township (originally T2 R3 WBKB) is a rural area that has one major improved road, Maine Route 16, and the short Kennebago Road. While sources are sketchy, its population in 1870 was 36, in 1880, … Continue reading

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Chesuncook, Ripogenus and Others

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Ripogenus Dam

Ripogenus Lake (2017)

Ripogenus (Abenaki for “gravel) is the name given for the dam and the lake created by it.  Ripogenus Lake is essentially a human-made extension of Chesuncook Lake.   The dam [N45° 52′ 47.64″  W69° 10′ 32.56″], completed in 1920, provides … Continue reading

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State Budget by Department 2014-2015

Major State Agencies accounted for 98.7 percent of the total State budget. The $8 billion budget for the major agencies in fiscal year 2014-2015 allocated 47% of its funds for Human Services, 21% for education, and 9% for Transportation. Health … Continue reading

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Bass, George H.

(1843- c. 1926) In 1911 Wilton was a thriving community whose merchants and factories supplied a wide variety of goods and services from automobiles to granite and steel. Like many of its contemporaries, Wilton had a free public library, an … Continue reading

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Strout, Elizabeth

Anything Is Possible (2017) My Name Is Lucy Barton (2016) The Burgess Boys (2013) Olive Kitteridge (2008) Abide with Me (2006) Amy and Isabelle (1998) Elizabeth Strout (1956-    ) lived in Harpswell as a young girl. “My parents came from … Continue reading

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Statistical Summary and Updates

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Lewiston Historic Register

Androscoggin Mill Block (2016)

National Register of Historic Places – Listings – Lewiston Androscoggin Mill Block [269-271 Park Street] Due primarily to demands for an increasing labor force required to operate the many large-scale mills opening, the population of Lewiston grew from just under … Continue reading

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Updates and Additions

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Lighthouse Photo Galleries

Halfway Rock Lighthouse with birds circling a lobster boat on Casco Bay (2004)

Lighthouses are specialized architectural structures.  As they dot the Maine coast, they are impressive as much for their settings as for their designs, of which there are many variations. Many are recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. To … Continue reading

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Katahdin Winter

Hiking Katahdin, Baxter Park Winter 2012

On New Years Eve 2012, Brady Williams and several fellow hikers mounted an expedition to climb Mount Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park. Here are some of the dramatic images from that event. Photo credit: “Brady G. Williams, Maineanencyclopedia.com.” Each … Continue reading

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Maine: An Encyclopedia Images at the size published in the Encyclopedia are available for use free if credit is attributed to Maineanencyclopedia.com Rates for Personal and Commercial Use of Digital Still Images Unless credited to others, all photos are available … Continue reading

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Rockwood Strip

Location Map Rockwood Strip

Two Rockwoods Rockwood is actually two townships with virtually the same name: T1 R1 NBKP (in the east) and T2 R1 NBKP (in the west). They are adjacent to each other in a narrow strip together measuring about 11 miles … Continue reading

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Soldiertown Township Somerset

Soldiertown Somerset Location

Soldiertown is one of two unorganized townships by the same name. This one is in Somerset County and is also known as T2 R3 NBKP. The other Soldiertown, known as T2 R7 WELS, is in Penobscot County. The Northern Road, … Continue reading

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Brown-headed Cowbird

Female Brown-headed Cowbird in Nobleboro (2015)

This Cowbird, 6 to eight inches beak to tail,  is a spring and summer visitor to Maine.  Once a follower of bison on the great plains, these birds now inhabit the edges of woods, roadsides, and towns across the United … Continue reading

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Butterflies

Butterflies and Cone Flowers on Monhegan Island (2007)

Butterflies in Maine Monarchs The colorful and common Monarchs range throughout the United States, including all of Maine, especially in rural areas with fields thick with milkweed. Wingspan ranges from 3½ to 4 inches. As forests reclaim abandoned farms and … Continue reading

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Elections and More HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Constitutional Amendments List

The first amendment to the Maine Constitution was initiated fourteen years after statehood. The next few decades produced amendments adjusting the structure and rules of the new state. As the 200th anniversary approached in the year 2020, 172 amendments had … Continue reading

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POWs and End of Year Update

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Hobbstown Township

Hobbstown Township Location Map

This township (T4 R6 BKP  WKR) in Somerset County contains most of Spencer Lake, along with the 2400-foot Spencer Mountain west of the Lake, and the 2300-foot Hardscrabble Mountain east of the Lake. With no village settlement, it is primarily … Continue reading

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