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Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA

"Thomaston, a post-village in Thomaston township, Knox co., Me., on St. Georges River (a deep narrow inlet of the sea), and on the Knox & Lincoln Railroad, 4 miles W.S.W. of Rockland, and 12 miles from the ocean. It contains 6 churches, 2 national banks, and a high school. It is partly supported by ship-building and extensive manufactures of lime. Here is the Maine State Prison, in which convicts are employed in manufacturing carriages and boots and shoes. The plan of the building and system of discipline are similar to those of the Auburn prison. The township has quarries of limestone and granite. Pop. of the township, 3092."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1869 - The floor of the Episcopal Church, of Thomaston, Maine, gave way on the night of March 28th,
    precipitating the congregation into the basement below. Two persons were seriously and several slightly injured. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 10, 1869
  • News  1870 - John Goold was recently released from the State Prison at Thomaston, Maine,
    on account of a dying confession of a man who, years before, had committed a murder for which Goold suffered imprisonment. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870
  • News  1870 - The Congregational church in Thomaston, Maine, have amended their by-laws so as to read:
    "And every member, male and female, in good standing, present at any meeting, shall be entitled to vote." St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 9, 1870
  • 1872 - July 9 - Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
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  • 1886 - Thomaston
    Thomaston is situated on St. George’s River, in the eastern part of Knox County. It is bounded north and east by Rocklaud, west by Warren, south by... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Thomaston, a post-village in Thomaston township (town), Knox co., Me., on the St. Georges River (a deep narrow inlet of the sea) and on the Maine... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - FIRE SWEEPS MAINE TOWN
    Burns Thomaston's Only Hotel--Incendiaries Suspected.

    THOMASTON, Me., June 6. - The Knox House, the only hotel here, the Watts Block, owned by the ... Read MORE...

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