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History of Saco, Maine, USA

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Saco, Maine, USA

Saco, York, ME

Saco is a city in York County, settled in 1623 and organized as a town on July 5, 1653. With the authority of his 1639 Grant, Sir Fernando Gorges established a general court for his new province in Saco.

After ruinous Indian raids and wars, the area was incorporated as the District of Pepperrellborough, in honor of Sir William Pepperrell, On June 9, 1762.

Pepperrellborough was incorporated as a town on August 23, 1775. Its name was changed to the ancient designation Saco.

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  • 1811 - Mill established in Saco
    Lumbering was the early business of the place, and the raw material was here turned into all varieties of stuff; and a large business was carried on...Read MORE...


  • In 1811 Saco Academy was founded after 37 Saco citizens petition the Massachusetts legislature to establish an academy in Saco.
    It was later renamed Thornton Academy.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/saco/

  • 1848 - (Saco) - Thornton Academy destroyed by suspicious fire

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/saco/

  • 1854 - Saco
    Saco, a thriving post-town and port of entry of York county, Maine, on the E. or left bank of the Saco river, about 6 miles from its mouth, and on...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Fatal Railroad Accident at Saco, Maine.
    SACO, Me., March 12. As the 12 o'clock train from Boston for Portland was passing a crossing in this city this afternoon the engine struck a sleigh...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Saco
    Saco, in York County, was granted in 1630, to Thomas Lewis and Richard Bonython, by the Plymouth Company, though the latter had, in 1622, granted...Read MORE...


  • Saco, Maine, USA
    York Mills, Saco, Me.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Saco
    Saco, saw'ko, a city, port of entry, and one of the capitals of York co., Me., on the left bank of the river of the same name, about 6 miles from its ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Saco, a city of York co., Me., on the left bank of the river of the same name, about 6 miles from its mouth and 14 miles SW. of Portland, on the...Read MORE...


  • Saco, Maine, USA
    Saco, Me. Road to Old Orchard. Old Watering Trough on the Right.
    Postcard
  • Saco, Maine, USA
    The Underwood, Ferry Beach Park, Saco, Maine
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  • 1947 - Saco devastated by the Great Fires of 1947
    After a wet spring, in which the months of April, May and June were inundated with rainy weather, the climate turned to drought condition in mid July ...Read MORE...




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York Mills, Saco, Me.
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Saco, Maine, USA
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Saco, Me. Road to Old Orchard. Old Watering Trough on the Right.
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Saco, Maine, USA
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The Underwood, Ferry Beach Park, Saco, Maine
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  • In 1811 Saco Academy was founded after 37 Saco citizens petition the Massachusetts legislature to establish an academy in Saco.
    It was later renamed Thornton Academy.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/saco/
  • 1811 - Mill established in Saco
    Lumbering was the early business of the place, and the raw material was here turned into all varieties of stuff; and a large business was carried on... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - (Saco) - Thornton Academy destroyed by suspicious fire

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/saco/
  • 1854 - Saco
    Saco, a thriving post-town and port of entry of York county, Maine, on the E. or left bank of the Saco river, about 6 miles from its mouth, and on... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Fatal Railroad Accident at Saco, Maine.
    SACO, Me., March 12. As the 12 o'clock train from Boston for Portland was passing a crossing in this city this afternoon the engine struck a sleigh... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Saco
    Saco, in York County, was granted in 1630, to Thomas Lewis and Richard Bonython, by the Plymouth Company, though the latter had, in 1622, granted... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Saco
    Saco, saw'ko, a city, port of entry, and one of the capitals of York co., Me., on the left bank of the river of the same name, about 6 miles from its ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saco, a city of York co., Me., on the left bank of the river of the same name, about 6 miles from its mouth and 14 miles SW. of Portland, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1947 - Saco devastated by the Great Fires of 1947
    After a wet spring, in which the months of April, May and June were inundated with rainy weather, the climate turned to drought condition in mid July ... Read MORE...

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