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1768 Incorporation of the town of Sanford
1794 Incorporation of the town of Cornish
1795 Incorporation of the town of Steuben
1798 Incorporation of the town of Phillipsburg, now Hollis
1807 Birth date of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland
1811 Birth date of Samuel Cony of Augusta, Maine Governor from 1864 to 1867. An ardent supporter of the Union cause, he was one of the “War Governors.”
The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

1811 Incorporation of the Town of Putnam, now Washington.
1813 Incorporation of the President and Trustees of Colby College, formerly the Maine Literary and Theological Institution, and more recently Waterville College.
1829 Incorporation of the town of Oxford
1857 Governor Hannibal Hamlin resigns his office to accept a seat in the U.S. Senate.
1858 Incorporation of the town of Prentiss
1863 Pittston-built vessel Washington is captured by Confederate raiders.
1872 Incorporation of the town of Island Falls
1894 First known Maine basketball game in Bucksport
1899 Birth date of Charles H. Best, physiologist and co-discoverer of insulin, in West Pembroke
1911 Incorporation of the town of Stockholm
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