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1607
Popham Colony planted in Maine

    

1615
seasonal fishing settlements in NH and Maine

   
    
   

1624
Pemaquid (Maine) established

    

1629
Plymouth colonists estabish a trading post at Cushnoc on the Kennebec River in Maine.

   
    
   

1725
Lovewell's Defeat at Pigwacket

    

1800
Population in Connecticut stagnates while Maine explodes

   
    
   

1820
Missouri Compromise guarantees statehood for Maine

    

1846
Hawthorne, "Roger Malvyn's Burial" in Mosses From An Old Manse

   
    
   

1850
45 out of 100 New Englanders live in Maine, NH, or Vermont

    

1885
After moving to Prout's Neck, Maine, Winslow Homer turned to the drama of seafaring.

   
    
   

1898
Emily Tyson begins refurbishing Hamilton House in Maine

    

1900
Old Gaol opened in York, Maine

   
    
   

1901
Maine Historical Society opens Wadsworth-Longfellow House

    

1902
William Dean Howells purchases a summer home on Kittery Point, Maine

   
    
   

1924
Ku Klux Klan has 50,000 members in Maine

    

1928
A New York surgeon founds the Abbe Museum on Mount Desert Island, Maine

   

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