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Augusta, Maine, USA

Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA

Augusta is the most eastern capital city in the United States.

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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,...Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Fort Western, built 1754
    Postcard
  • 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.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/augusta/

  • 1832 - State capital established in Augusta


  • On August 20, 1849, Augusta was incorporated as a city.

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/augusta/

  • 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,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Augusta
    Augusta, a city, seat of justice of Kennebec county, Maine, and capital of the state, at the head of sloop navigation, on the Kennebec river, 43...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    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...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...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...Read MORE...


  • 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...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...Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Opera House, Augusta, Me.
    Postcard
  • 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...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...Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    M.C.R.R. Station, Augusta, Maine.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Augusta
    Augusta, the capital of Maine and of Kennebec co., is principally situated on the right or W. bank of the Kennebec River, 44 miles from its mouth....Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Water Front, Kennebec River
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Augusta, Me. The Jail.
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Edwards Mills, Kennebec Dam, Augusta, Maine.
    Postcard
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Odd Fellows Block
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Public Library
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    North Hotel, 1905
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Western Avenue, 1905
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Maine Insane Hospital, South Side, 1906
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Monument Park, 1906
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Augusta Post Office
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Universalist Church, 1907
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Water Street and Post Office, 1907
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Bridge and City Hall, 1908
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    City Hospital, 1909
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    High School (1909)
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    A.W.& G. Ry. Car Barn
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Maine Children's Home Society
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Congregational Church, 1910
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Winthrop Street, looking East
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Green Street, looking East, 1912
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Blaine Residence
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  • 1916
    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....Read MORE...


  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    State Capitol, 1917
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Water Street
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Bird's-Eye View
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Augusta Country Club
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  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    St. Mark's Church and Rectory
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Cony High School
    Postcard
  • Augusta, Maine, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
    Postcard
  • 1961 - November 13 - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Augusta, Maine, USA


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Fort Western, built 1754
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Opera House, Augusta, Me.
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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M.C.R.R. Station, Augusta, Maine.
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Augusta, Me. The Jail.
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Edwards Mills, Kennebec Dam, Augusta, Maine.
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Water Front, Kennebec River
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Odd Fellows Block
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Public Library
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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North Hotel, 1905
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Western Avenue, 1905
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Maine Insane Hospital, South Side, 1906
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Monument Park, 1906
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Augusta Post Office
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Universalist Church, 1907
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Water Street and Post Office, 1907
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Bridge and City Hall, 1908
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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High School (1909)
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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City Hospital, 1909
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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A.W.& G. Ry. Car Barn
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Maine Children's Home Society
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Congregational Church, 1910
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Winthrop Street, looking East
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Green Street, looking East, 1912
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Blaine Residence
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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State Capitol, 1917
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Water Street
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Bird's-Eye View
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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Augusta Country Club
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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St. Mark's Church and Rectory
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Cony High School
Postcard

Augusta, Maine, USA
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Y.M.C.A.
Postcard
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History and News of Augusta, Maine, USA

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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,... Read MORE...

  • 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.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/augusta/
  • 1832 - State capital established in Augusta
  • On August 20, 1849, Augusta was incorporated as a city.

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/augusta/
  • 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,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Augusta
    Augusta, a city, seat of justice of Kennebec county, Maine, and capital of the state, at the head of sloop navigation, on the Kennebec river, 43... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    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... 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Augusta
    Augusta, the capital of Maine and of Kennebec co., is principally situated on the right or W. bank of the Kennebec River, 44 miles from its mouth.... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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.... Read MORE...

  • 1961 - November 13 - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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