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Kittery, York, Maine, USA - Water Front and Portsmouth Navy Yard from Badger's Island, Kittery, Me.
Kittery, York, Maine, USA
Water Front and Portsmouth Navy Yard from Badger's Island, Kittery, Me.

Kittery, York, Maine, USA - The Old Block House, Ft. McClary, Kittery Point, Me.
Kittery, York, Maine, USA
The Old Block House, Ft. McClary, Kittery Point, Me.

Kittery, York, Maine, USA - Cutt's House, Kittery Point, Me.
Kittery, York, Maine, USA
Cutt's House, Kittery Point, Me.

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Kittery, York, Maine, USA
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1647 - Kittery founded
Oldest incorporated town in Maine.
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News 1846 - Cabinet Shop Fire
The cabinet shop of Mr. Dame, in Kittery, near Portsmouth, bridge, was destroyed by fire on the 18th, while the workmen were absent at noon. Loss 5 or $600 - no insurance. The fire was caused by a child of four or five years.
The Farmers' Cabinet
Amherst, New Hampshire
August 27, 1846

News 1878 - A phenomenal spring is said to exist at Kittery, Me.
Whenever a drought becomes so severe that other springs go dry, this one bubbles up until rain enough falls to replenish the others, when it immediately subsides.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 1, 1878

1886 - Kittery
Kittery forms the extreme south-western part of York County, and of Maine. It originally comprised, besides its present territory, that of Eliot, Berwick, South Berwick, and North Berwick, and was incorporated in 1647, as the plantation of Piscataqua. It is the first incorporated town in Maine. The territory of the Berwicks was set off in 1713, and Eliot in 1810. The first settlement was at the Point about 1623. The town was a portion of the Mason and Gorges Patent, and many of the present title... Read MORE...

Kittery, kit'ter-e, a post-village of York co., Me., on the Piscataqua River, opposite Portsmouth, N.H., and on the Boston and Maine R., about 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It iB in Kittery township (town), which forms the SW. extremity of Maine, and is 51 miles SW. of Portland. It is mainly supported by ship-building, fisheries, and the coasting-trade. Here is a United States navy-yard. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2872.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

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male Harvard Greeley Robinson (26 Apr 1881, Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, USA - 11 Dec 1949, Kittery, York, Maine, USA)

female Waite Salisbury (19 Sept 1768, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - 2 Sept 1855, Kittery, York, Maine, USA)

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