Maine: An Encyclopedia
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1770
As a result of rains the day before, the “Great Freshet of 1770” caused substantial flooding along the lower Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, especially at Bowdoinham.

 

1802 Birth date of Edward Kent of Bangor, Whig Governor (1838-1839), graduate of Harvard College, lawyer and judge.
1808 Birth date in Portland of John Alfred Poor, a proponent of international and transcontinental railroads, including the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railway.
The Bailey Farm Windmill in North Anson (2001)

The Bailey Farm Windmill in North Anson (2001)

1883 The Franco-American Dominican Block in Lewiston opens to 650 students for religious and secular instruction in French and English.

1998
Ice storm strikes, causing weeks of power outages and closure of schools, businesses, and government offices.

 

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