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Amos L. Allen

(1837-1911) was a U.S. Representative born in Waterboro on March 17, 1837. He attended the common schools, Whitestown Seminary, Whitestown, New York, and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1860. Allen studied law at Columbia Law School, Washington, D.C., was … Continue reading

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York County

Map of Maine Counties and Baxter Park

was Maine’s first county, established November 20, 1652, by the Massachusetts act that also incorporated the town of Kittery.  The county included all of the land claimed by Massachusetts beyond the Piscataqua River, which now defines the southern boundary of … Continue reading

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York County Nature Preserves

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (2013)

Kennebunk Plains, McGuire Road, Kennebunk. This 1,000-acre sandplain community provides vital habitat for the endangered grasshopper sparrow and four other animals and plants of special concern in Maine. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, acquired with a grant from the Land … Continue reading

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