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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.

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Augusta, Maine, USA - Opera House, Augusta, Me.
Augusta, Maine, USA

Opera House, Augusta, Me.
Augusta, Maine, USA - M.C.R.R. Station, Augusta, Maine.
Augusta, Maine, USA

M.C.R.R. Station, Augusta, Maine.
Augusta, Maine, USA - Augusta, Me. The Jail.
Augusta, Maine, USA

Augusta, Me. The Jail.
Augusta, Maine, USA - Edwards Mills, Kennebec Dam, Augusta, Maine.
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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1754 - Augusta, Maine founded
In 1754 the famous Fort Western was constructed and, under the command of Captain James Howard. The ...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...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

1832 - State capital established in Augusta

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...Read MORE...

1859
AUGUSTA, the capital of the state of Maine, U. S, in Kennebec co. It is situated on both sides of...Read MORE...

News  1865 - Fire
On Saturday, Sept. 16, 1865, occurred in Augusta the most destructive fire that had up to that date ...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...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...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...Read MORE...

1886 - Augusta
Augusta, the capital of the State and shire town of Kennebee County, is situated upon both sides of ...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Schooners Fast in the Ice
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier...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...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...Read MORE...

1916
Augusta, the capital of Maine and of Kennebec co., is situated principally on the right or W. bank...Read MORE...

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

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