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The nation's first sawmill was established near York in 1623.

In 1641 America's first chartered city was York.


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  • 1623 - First sawmill in the nation was established near York.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ maine.html

  • 1641 - First chartered city in America was York.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ maine.html

  • 1692 - Killed
    February 4: They approached the town of York with three to four hundred inhabitants. Of the hundred killed, many are women and children, and eighty ...Read MORE...


  • 1759 - First Female Novelist
    America's First Female Novelist, Madam Wood (Sally Sayward Barrell) was born at York.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html

  • 1761 - First Pile bridge
    First Pile bridge in North America built at York.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html

  • 1839 Description of York, Maine
    York, Me.

    York co. This is an ancient maritime town, on the coast, between Kittery and Wells. It is bounded W. by South Berwick. This was...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - York / Cape Neddick
    York, a post- village and port of entry of York county, Maine, is situated on the N. or left bank of York river, about 45 miles S. W. from Portland,...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - York
    York, in the county of the same name, is a sea-coast town, and the southernmost but one in the State. Within its limits was established
    the first...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - York / Cape Neddick
    York, a post-village of York co., Me, in a township of the same name, on a small inlet called York Harbor, nearly 2 miles from the ocean, and 8 miles ...Read MORE...


  • York, Maine, USA
    Board Walk in Front of Young's Hotel, York Beach
    Postcard
  • York, Maine, USA
    Old Jail. York, Me.
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  • York, Maine, USA
    The Square, looking South - York Beach, Maine
    Postcard
  • York, Maine, USA
    York Village, Me., Village Street.
    Postcard
  • York, Maine, USA
    Country Club, York River, 1905
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  • 1906
    York, a post-village and resort of York co., Me., in York township (town), and on a small inlet called York Harbor, 8 miles ENE. of Portsmouth, N.H....Read MORE...


  • York, Maine, USA
    The Oven, Nubble, York, Me.
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  • York, Maine, USA
    A Stormy Day, York Beach, Me., 1908
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  • York, Maine, USA
    Staircase, Bald Hill Cliff
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  • York, Maine, USA
    York Cliffs, Me. Cape Neddick and River, Passaconaway Inn.
    Postcard
  • 1916 - Cape Neddick
    Cape Neddick, a post-village of York co., Me., in York township (town), on the sea-coast, about 14 miles NE. of Portsmouth, N.H.
    Lippincotts 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

  • York, Maine, USA
    Ocean Avenue, York Beach
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  • York, Maine, USA
    Union Congregational Church, York Beach
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  • York, Maine, USA
    Old Garrison House
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  • York, Maine, USA
    Public Library, York Village
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  • York, Maine, USA
    Wheeler's Inn, Cape Neddick
    Postcard
  • York, Maine, USA
    Birch Knoll Cabins, Cape Neddick
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  • News 1933 - BOY DROWNED IN POOL AT YORK
    William Mackie, 11, Loses His Life While At Play
    William Mackie, aged 11, of York Village, was drowned yesterday afternoon at the private swimming...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - July 8 - The town of York, NE, was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

    The Weather Channel

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Old Jail. York, Me.
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The Square, looking South - York Beach, Maine
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York Village, Me., Village Street.
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York, Maine, USA
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Board Walk in Front of Young's Hotel, York Beach
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Country Club, York River, 1905
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The Oven, Nubble, York, Me.
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A Stormy Day, York Beach, Me., 1908
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Staircase, Bald Hill Cliff
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York, Maine, USA
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York Cliffs, Me. Cape Neddick and River, Passaconaway Inn.
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Ocean Avenue, York Beach
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Union Congregational Church, York Beach
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Old Garrison House
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Public Library, York Village
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Wheeler's Inn, Cape Neddick
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Birch Knoll Cabins, Cape Neddick
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  • 1623 - First sawmill in the nation was established near York.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ maine.html
  • 1641 - First chartered city in America was York.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ maine.html
  • 1692 - Killed
    February 4: They approached the town of York with three to four hundred inhabitants. Of the hundred killed, many are women and children, and eighty ... Read MORE...

  • 1759 - First Female Novelist
    America's First Female Novelist, Madam Wood (Sally Sayward Barrell) was born at York.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html
  • 1761 - First Pile bridge
    First Pile bridge in North America built at York.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maine.html
  • 1839 Description of York, Maine
    York, Me.

    York co. This is an ancient maritime town, on the coast, between Kittery and Wells. It is bounded W. by South Berwick. This was... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - York / Cape Neddick
    York, a post- village and port of entry of York county, Maine, is situated on the N. or left bank of York river, about 45 miles S. W. from Portland,... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - York
    York, in the county of the same name, is a sea-coast town, and the southernmost but one in the State. Within its limits was established
    the first... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - York / Cape Neddick
    York, a post-village of York co., Me, in a township of the same name, on a small inlet called York Harbor, nearly 2 miles from the ocean, and 8 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    York, a post-village and resort of York co., Me., in York township (town), and on a small inlet called York Harbor, 8 miles ENE. of Portsmouth, N.H.... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - Cape Neddick
    Cape Neddick, a post-village of York co., Me., in York township (town), on the sea-coast, about 14 miles NE. of Portsmouth, N.H.
    Lippincotts 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
  • News  1933 - BOY DROWNED IN POOL AT YORK
    William Mackie, 11, Loses His Life While At Play
    William Mackie, aged 11, of York Village, was drowned yesterday afternoon at the private swimming... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - July 8 - The town of York, NE, was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

    The Weather Channel

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