Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Bathers at Old Orchard Beach on Saco Bay (June 2010)

Bathers at Old Orchard Beach on Saco Bay (June 2010)

Saint Jean-Baptiste Day to “commemorate the feast of Saint John the Baptist as an important observance and show of appreciation for the significant cultural, economic and civic contributions made by Franco-Americans which have served to enrich the culture and life style of this State.” (1 MRSA Chapter 5)

1794 Bowdoin College Incorporated
1847
Incorporation of the town of Perkins, now Perkins Township on Swan Island in Sagadahoc County
1909
Sarah Orne Jewett, a “local color” writer focusing on the details of everyday life and author of over 150 stories, dies in South Berwick, her birthplace.
2013
U.S. Congressman and later U.S. Senator, in the 1960s and 1970s, William D. Hathaway dies.




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