Maine: An Encyclopedia
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1802
Incorporation of the towns of Avon and New Vineyard
1811 Incorporation of the town of Eddington

1812
Incorporation of the towns of Dearborn (now parts of Belgrade, Smithfield, and Waterville), and of Kingville, now Troy

1864
Shipwreck of the steamer Bohemian in thick fog near Cape Elizabeth after striking Alden’s rock. Forty-two lives were lost.
The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)


1865
Early “right-to-know” law requires towns to report finances to voters before each town meeting.

1876
Incorporation of the town of Waite

1881
Incorporation of the town of Howard, now Willimantic

1888
Birth date of Republican Governor (1925-1929) and U.S. Senator Ralph Owen Brewster (1941-1952), believed to have had ties to the Ku Klux Klan in Maine.

1892
Birth date in Rockland of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. A graduate of Vassar, her poem Renascence was first read in Camden at the Whitehall Inn.




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