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Caribou, Maine, USA

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Where is Caribou, Maine, USA? 

Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, USA
Lumbermen and trappers first set up camps in the area in the 1820s. The first settlers came to what is now Caribou in the late 1830s. Between 1838 and 1840, the undeclared Aroostook War flared between the United States and Canada, and the Battle of Caribou occurred in December 1838. The dispute over the international boundary delayed settlement of the area until after the signing of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842. With peace restored, European settlers arrived in gradually-increasing numbers beginning in 1843. From Eaton Plantation and part of half-township H, Caribou was incorporated on April 5, 1859, as the town of Lyndon. In 1869, it annexed Eaton, Sheridan and Forestville plantations. On February 26 of that year its name was changed to Caribou, only to revert to Lyndon on March 9. On February 8, 1877, Caribou was finally confirmed as the town's permanent name.wikipedia


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Caribou, Maine, USA - Sweden Street, looking West (1917)
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Sweden Street, looking West (1917)
Caribou, Maine, USA - Municipal Building
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1886 - Caribou
Caribou is situated in the north-eastern part of Aroostook County, at the junction of the Madawaska ...Read MORE...

1916
Caribou, a banking post-village and township (town) of Aroostook co., Me., on the Aroostook River...Read MORE...


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