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Augusta, Maine, USA

Edwards Mills, Kennebec Dam, Augusta, Maine.

Augusta, Maine, USA - High School (1909)
Augusta, Maine, USA

High School (1909)

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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Where is Augusta, Maine, USA? 

Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA
Cushnoc was incorporated as part of Hallowell in 1771. Known as "the Fort," it was set off and incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in February 1797 as Harrington. In August, however, the name changed to Augusta after Augusta Dearborn, daughter of Henry Dearborn. In 1799, it became county seat for newly created Kennebec County. Maine became a state in 1820 and Augusta was designated its capital in 1827. wiki/ Augusta,_Maine

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1754 - Augusta, Maine founded
In 1754 the famous Fort Western was constructed and, under the command of Captain James Howard. The secure area attracted trappers and, eventually, permanent settlers. augusta/
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1797 - Augusta was incorporated on February 20, 1797,
from a portion of Hallowell, as the town of Harrington. Its name was change to Augusta on June 9th of that year.
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News  1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place
This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such progress, when first discovered, as to set human exertion at defiance. It commenced in that large wooden building on Broad street, known as the Globe...Read MORE...

1832 - State capital established in Augusta

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On August 20, 1849, Augusta was incorporated as a city.
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News  1853 - Destructive Fire at Augusta, Me., - Several Mills, &c., in Ruins - Large Number of Workmen thrown out of Employment.
AUGUSTA. Saturday, Sept. 3. About 2 o'clock this morning a destructive fire broke out in the spool factory of HARNDEN & LELAND, and spread speedily, communicating to the large machine-shop used by the railroad company, and to a four-mill, saw-mills, grist-mills, and two drying houses. The loss is...Read MORE...

AUGUSTA, the capital of the state of Maine, U. S, in Kennebec co. It is situated on both sides of the Kennebec river, at the head of the slooping navigation, 43 m. from the ocean, in N lat. 44 19, W long. 69 50; 146 m. NE of Concord. Pop. in 1810, 1,805; in 1840, 5,314. Two sections of the town are ...Read MORE...

News  1865 - Fire
On Saturday, Sept. 16, 1865, occurred in Augusta the most destructive fire that had up to that date occurred in the State. The entire business portion of the city was destroyed, the fire extending from the passenger bridge to Winthrop-street, and from the river to above the railroad track, leaving...Read MORE...

News  1867 - A Cotton Mill Destroyed at Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Thursday, March 14. The cotton-batting mill in this city was destroyed by fire at noon to-day. The machinery and a large quantity of cotton were destroyed. Loss $20,000.
The New York Times
New York, New York
March 15, 1867
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News  1867 - Destructive Fire in Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Thursday, Dec. 19. A large building, the property of the A & W Sprague Manufacturing Company, of Providence, R. I., and occupied by several firms for the manufacture of sash, blinds and doors, furniture and other wood works, a grist-mill, salt manufactory, machinist, &c., was totally...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Destruction of a Government Building by Fire at Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Wednesday, Aug. 5. A building, one hundred and thirty feet long, situated on the United States Arsenal grounds, used as a stable, wood house and hospital, was destroyed this morning by fire. The Government lost a large quantity of wood, two horses, harness, farm tools, hay and a fire...Read MORE...

1886 - Augusta
Augusta, the capital of the State and shire town of Kennebee County, is situated upon both sides of the Kennebec River, its north-western part being near the centre of the county of Kennebec. The towns of Sidney and Vassalboro form its northern boundary, Windsor, the eastern, Chelsea and Hallowell...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Schooners Fast in the Ice
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier than usual. It is solidly frozen over between Gardiner and Brown's Island. There are seven schooners caught in the ice between this city and Gardiner.
The Daily City News
New Castle, Pennsylvania
November 24, 1888
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News  1896 - BLOW TO AUGUSTA. The Fine New Opera House Block Burned.
Contained Theater, City Offices and Stores on Ground Floor.

Thought Fire Crackers Caused the Ruin and Heavy Loss.

AUGUSTA, Me., July 4. – The Opera House block was destroyed by fire tonight, the fire being discovered shortly before midnight.

It was rebuilt at a cost of $40,000 by Hon. J....Read MORE...

News  1904 - $200,000 FIRE IN AUGUSTA, ME.
Two Blocks in Trade Centre of the City Burned Over.

AUGUSTA, Me., Jan. 7. - Two large brick blocks in the trade centre of the city and occupied by the First National Bank and several stores were burned here to-day. The loss is estimated at $200,000.

The flames were first noticed near the...

Augusta, the capital of Maine and of Kennebec co., is situated principally on the right or W. bank of the Kennebec River, 44 miles from its mouth. Lat. 44° 19' N. ; Lon. 69° 45' W. By rail it is 62 miles NNE. of Portland and 75 miles SW. of Bangor. It is at the virtual head of navigation from the...Read MORE...

1961 - November 13 - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Ruel B. Brackett (1814, Augusta, Maine, USA - 1 October 1854, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Olive B. Bradford (1821, Augusta, Maine, USA - 21 August 1869, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Ora Frances Bunker (18 January 1921, Augusta, Maine, USA - 11 July 1999, West Paris, Maine, USA) gravestone

flag  Edward F Fahey (22 November 1875, Augusta, Maine, USA - 26 November 1943, Auburn, Maine, USA) gravestone

flag  Luther Kingsley (1802, Augusta, Maine, USA - 19 November 1886, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA )

US Civil War Soldiers flag  Harvey N Leighton (14 August 1839, Augusta, Maine, USA - 9 August 1925, Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station)) gravestone

flag  Raymond Paquette (11/26/1917, Augusta, Maine, USA - 8/4/1982, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Lionel Raymond Pepin (Dec 1952, Augusta, Maine, USA - Dec 2000, , Maine, USA)

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Amos Parlin Nelson (20 February 1884 - October 1955) & Ever Mae Holt (19 May 1892 - 3 October 1982)
married 2 February 1913

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