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Calais, Maine, USA

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Where is Calais, Maine, USA? 

Calais, Washington, Maine, USA
Calais is the home of the first railroad built in the state of Maine, the Calais Railroad, incorporated by the state legislature on February 17, 1832. It was built to transport lumber from a mill on the St. Croix River opposite Milltown, New Brunswick, 2 miles (3 km) to the tidewater at Calais in 1835. In 1849, the name was changed to the Calais & Baring Railroad, and the line was extended 4 miles (6 km) farther to Baring. In 1870, it became part of the St. Croix & Penobscot Railroad.

Calais was incorporated as a city on August 24, 1850.

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History of the Calais area
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Calais, Maine, USA - Main Street from Near Post Office (1910)
Calais, Maine, USA

Main Street from Near Post Office (1910)
Calais, Maine, USA - Catholic Church and Convent
Calais, Maine, USA

Catholic Church and Convent
Calais, Maine, USA - U.S. Custom House & Post Office
Calais, Maine, USA

U.S. Custom House & Post Office

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News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
...The storm took a very wide range, At Calais, Me., the roads were blocked up with snow-drifts,...Read MORE...

News  1858 - Fire at Calais, Me.
Calais, Thursday, April 8. Ten buildings in this place were destroyed by fire afternoon. Loss...Read MORE...

1859
CALAIS, a township of Washington co., in the state of Maine, on the St. Croix or Shoodie river,...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Fire
CALAIS, Me., March 12. - This morning a fire broke out in the furniture store of Gillis &...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Extensive Destruction of Buildings in Calais, Me.
CALAIS, Me., Aug. 27. - A fire broke out this afternoon in the rear of Mr. Samuel Ridout's livery...Read MORE...

1886 - Calais
Calais is situated at the eastern extremity of Washington County at the head of the tide on the St. ...Read MORE...

1890 - July 20 - Snow & hail in Calais, ME

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News  1899 - DEMAND AN INCREASE
Calais, Me., April 9. - The employes of the dye room at the St Croix cotton mills in St. Stephen...Read MORE...

News  1902 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
CALAIS, Me., March 1. - A fire in the Calais National Bank Building early today destroyed the upper ...Read MORE...

1916
Calais, kal'is, a city and sub-port of entry of Washington co., Me., is on the St. Croix River,...Read MORE...


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