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White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

1607 Half the original number of Popham colonists return to England because of a shortage of supplies and food.
1835
Maine U.S. Representative John Fairfield petitions Congress to abolish slavery in Washington, D. C. He served as governor from 1839-1841 and from 1842-1843.
1851
Molunkus Plantation in Aroostook County changes its name to Macwahoc, the Indian name for “bog” or “wet ground,” appropriate for the soggy local terrain.
1982 Aroostook County potato growers gather in Presque Isle to demonstrate against the import of cheaper potatoes, caused by a drop in the value of the Canadian dollar.



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