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Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Copy of a Plan of Township No. 6, East Division and Part of Township No. 7, East Division in the County of Washington containing 17,375 acres. The map includes a notation of the parish of St. Stephens, New Brunswick. Faint pencil notations can be seen on some lots. The map includes a compass point indicating magnetic north. The map does not include a scale for measurements.


Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map of Blue Hill Academy property containing 12,320 acres. Map includes a survey of tree species and landscape features along one of the property boundaries. The map is faded and includes lightly penciled notes and additions. A red-bordered contact adhesive sticker on the face of the map reads: "T.ship 1." Virso is marked "Tship 24." The map does not include a scale.

Key
b — Burnt land
h — Heath
S — Sedar [sic] swamp
g — hardwood stand
v — Rocky land
l — Ledgy land
m — Meadow land
p — Pine
sp — Spruce
J — hackmatack


Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N23. Middle Division, is six miles square bounded north on N29, south on N17, west on N22, east on N24 of the same division contains 23,040 acres, Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396]. Attest Rufus Putnam (copy).

Township N31 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above, & is six miles square, bounded north on N37, south on N25, west on N30 of the same division, east on N25 & N26 of the east division, contains 23,040 acres.

Township N26 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above & is six miles square bounded north on ...


Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N. 25 East Division is bounded as described on the several lines thereof and lyes [sic] for 23040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396] (Copy) Attest. Rufus Putnam. Lots drawn in Township No 25 East division orig.

Ticket: N143 Lot: N27 Acres: 160 Proprietor: Jonathan Duright of Springfield
Ticket: N675 Lot: N30 Acres: 320 Proprietor: The Heirs of Sylvester Gardner of Boston.


Township Number 15, John Gardner Jan 9999

Township Number 15, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map of Township Number 15 on paper. The map is damaged and incomplete. The map includes Wabash and Scotts Streams. The plots are numbered and include notations regarding acreage. The map includes faint pencil notations. Bodies of water are outlined in blue ink.


No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N.38 Middle Division, six miles square bounded North on unlocated lands of the North Division, South on N.32 and East on N.39 of the Middle Division; West on unlocated lands of the First Division. Contains 23,040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch (or 1:396). Attest Rufus Putnam

On the back of the map, there is a list of proprietor names, the number of lots, acres in each lot and "number of the tickets drawn against."


Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine] on vellum. Boundaries are labeled: No. 8 Range 3 Line S. 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; B Range 2 Line S.72° E 6 miles 86 rods; Monticello Line N 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; D Line N 72° W 6 miles 86 rods.

Lots include lot numbers, pencil and ink notations identifying bodies of water and homesteads. Bodies of water are shaded in blue. Other features are color-coded and coded with line patterns but the map lacks an interpretive key.


Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, printed map of townships in Washington County, Maine, made from surveys by R. N. Hayden and John Gardner. The map includes 92,160 acres, exclusive of Native American holdings. The map label reads: "Plan of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East half. No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. half No. 5 with two mile strips north, N.D. Situated in County of Washington, State of Maine." The map scale is 1:63,360, or one inch to a mile.


Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner Jan 9999

Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, pencil, pen and ink map of a portion of the eastern border of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine and include townships No. 5, No. 6, No. 42, No. 43, No. 36, No. 37, No. 30 and No. 31. Pencil notations indicate the location of dams and woods camps. Names included on camps include: J. Hayward and N. Bowker. Many of the landscape features are labeled.


Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 9999

Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Maine Bicentennial

"An act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state": p. 1003-1009.

Extracts of laws and resolves relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper.


Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

A pen and ink on vellum lot plan of Lewys Island in Princeton township. Projections are on a scale of sixteen rods to an inch or 1:3168. Map includes labeled streets and path of the railroad. Lots are numbered. Some lots labeled with the last names or initials of owners.


A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Hand-drawn pen and ink map on blue paper identified by the caption: "A plan of the South half No. 5 North division on a scale of 160 Rods to an inch [1:11,880], County of Washington." The rectangular map is six lots wide and three lots deep and includes depiction of numbered lots with the acreage noted. Bodies of water are shaded with blue pencil. The lower left corner of the map has been torn away.


Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, plan "of lands set off to settlers on the St. John River in Township letter L & M R 2nd W E L S by the C---- s------ of Maine & Massachusetts app---- to carry into effect the 4th article of the Treaty of Washington [1842]."

The Treaty of Washington, also known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, resolved border issues between the United States and British North American colonies in the region that became Canada. This treaty resolved the Aroostook War, disputing the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The creator of the map is not identified but ...


Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, hand-drawn map in pen and ink on vellum. Map has no recorded title, date or scale. A red bordered adhesive stamp is labeled T.ship 3 in pencil. A faded pencil inscription at the bottom of the map is illegible. Lovely Brook is identified as laying south of the identified "South Line of the Plymouth Township," but a larger river bisecting the land block is unidentified. The creator of the map is not identified but the document is part of the collection belonging to John Gardner.


A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map drawn on craft paper of "Township No. 5 north half." Map is badly damaged and incomplete. The document was originally drawn in pencil which was later traced over in pen and ink. Lots contain lot numbers and notations regarding acreage. The map is marked with grease spots and foot prints and long-hand calculations.


Downloadable Conference Program, Maine Bicentennial Conference Sep 2019

Downloadable Conference Program, Maine Bicentennial Conference

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A printable Maine Bicentennial Conference schedule with general event information.


Land Tenure In Acadian Agricultural Settlements, 1604-1755: Cultural Retention And The Emergence Of Custom, Carol A. Blasi Aug 2019

Land Tenure In Acadian Agricultural Settlements, 1604-1755: Cultural Retention And The Emergence Of Custom, Carol A. Blasi

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Starting in 1755, the British began the process of not only expelling some eleven thousand Acadians from their homes and farms, but also of uprooting a culture that had survived for over one hundred and twenty years. This dissertation applies a legal historical approach to elucidate a crucial feature of that culture, namely Acadian land tenure. In particular, it traces the way in which seigneurialism, and the French law supporting it, were central to property formation in Acadian agricultural settlements from their inception to their destruction in 1755.

Scholars have been at best ambivalent, and at worst hostile to the ...


Bangor Band Concert, Curvin Farnham, Conductor Jun 2019

Bangor Band Concert, Curvin Farnham, Conductor

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

The printed program that accompanied a performance by the Bangor Band fo rthe Maine Statehood & Bicentennial Conference.


Panel #7: Public Ownership Vs. Private Rights: The Case Of Maine's Disputed Public Lots, Lee Schepps, Richard Barringer, Martin Wilk, Thomas Urquhart Jun 2019

Panel #7: Public Ownership Vs. Private Rights: The Case Of Maine's Disputed Public Lots, Lee Schepps, Richard Barringer, Martin Wilk, Thomas Urquhart

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

When Maine separated from Massachusetts, the Articles of Separation (part of the new state's Constitution) required that as it sold off its public domain (about 8 million acres) Maine continue to reserve four lots of 320 acres per town. Panelists trace the legal analysis and history of the implications of Public Lot policy through the 1980s, finally asking the question, "How did this remarkable change in the history of Maine and to the very map of Maine come about?"


Panel #6: Pine Tree Songscape: Historic Music Of The Folk Of Maine, Laura Artesani, Kristopher Paprocki, Stephen N. Sanfilippo, James Moreira Jun 2019

Panel #6: Pine Tree Songscape: Historic Music Of The Folk Of Maine, Laura Artesani, Kristopher Paprocki, Stephen N. Sanfilippo, James Moreira

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Three panelists combine their musicianship and historical research to perform and present historic songs from Maine's past.


Panel #5: The Maine Centennial In 1920: Commemoration And Remembrance Through Photography, Kevin Johnson, Micah Pawling, Earle G. Shetteworth Jr., Anne Collins Goodyear Jun 2019

Panel #5: The Maine Centennial In 1920: Commemoration And Remembrance Through Photography, Kevin Johnson, Micah Pawling, Earle G. Shetteworth Jr., Anne Collins Goodyear

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A session that included the following presentations:

A Genuine Look at Maine and Its Centennial: The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company, Kevin Johnson

The Wabanaki Encampment at the Maine Centennial in 1920: Homeland, Memory, and Ethnohistory, Micah Pawling

Documents of Truth and Beauty: Maine at One Hundred Years Through the Real Photo Post Cards of Charles A. Townsend, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.


Keynote Event, Alan Taylor, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich May 2019

Keynote Event, Alan Taylor, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Keynote Event

Opening Remarks

Jeffrey Hecker, Executive VP for Academic Affairs & Provost, UMaine

Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation, Tribal Ambassador

Featured Speakers

Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair, University of Virginia

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita, Harvard University

Moderator

Liam Riordan, Professor of History, University of Maine


Maine History Festival And Reception, Various Student And Community Groups May 2019

Maine History Festival And Reception, Various Student And Community Groups

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Nearly 50 student and community groups shared their work at the Maine History Festival. These informal poster-session exchanges were held in UMaine's Collins Center for the Arts in the afternoon before the keynote. The Festival was co-hosted by the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Folklife Center at UMaine.


Panel #4: The Madawaska Territory And The Aftermath Of Statehood, Beatrice Craig, Elizabeth Mancke, Lise Pelletier, Lisa Lavoie May 2019

Panel #4: The Madawaska Territory And The Aftermath Of Statehood, Beatrice Craig, Elizabeth Mancke, Lise Pelletier, Lisa Lavoie

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Presentations in this session include:

Free Trade Before Free Trade: John Emmerson, Petit Sault Merchant, His Suppliers and Customers in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Béatrice Craig

Madawaska and the Convergence of Empire, Nation, and State, Elizabeth Mancke

The Effect of 9/11 on a Borderlands Community: Fort Kent, Maine and Clair, New Brunswick, Lisa Lavoie


Panel #3: Circulating Images: The Production, Distribution & Reception Of Visual Culture During The Statehood Era, Bernard Fishman, Martha Mcnamara, Kevin Murphy, Justin Wolff, Frank Goodyear May 2019

Panel #3: Circulating Images: The Production, Distribution & Reception Of Visual Culture During The Statehood Era, Bernard Fishman, Martha Mcnamara, Kevin Murphy, Justin Wolff, Frank Goodyear

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A panel featuring four presentations:

Visualizing Historic Maine: 19th Century Maine Life in Stereophotography (presented in actual 3D), Bernard Fishman

Tovookan's Narrative: Depicting Freedom in Maine During the Statehood Era, Martha J. McNamara

Popular Print and Visual Culture in Statehood Period Maine, Kevin D. Murphy

Rufus Porter in Maine: Art, Spatial Thinking, and the Curious Mind, Justin Wolff


Panel #2: The Maine-Missouri Crisis And The Politics Of Slavery, Mary T. Freeman, Matthew Mason, Diane Mutti Burke, Patrick Rael May 2019

Panel #2: The Maine-Missouri Crisis And The Politics Of Slavery, Mary T. Freeman, Matthew Mason, Diane Mutti Burke, Patrick Rael

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A panel that included three presentations:

African Americans and the Political Consequences of Maine Statehood, Mary T. Freeman

Doughface Pioneer: John Holmes of Maine, 1773-1843, Matthew Mason

Fire Bell in the Night: The Establishment of a Slave Society in Jefferson's Purchase, Diane Mutti Burke


Maine History Festival Flyer, Maine Bicentennial And Statehood Conference May 2019

Maine History Festival Flyer, Maine Bicentennial And Statehood Conference

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A flyer that provides details for the Maine History Festival, a part of the Bicentennial Conference featuring concurrent poster-style presentations by students, scholars, and community groups. The festival will be held in the lobby and gallery space of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine prior to the Keynote Event.


Crosscurrents: The Daponte String Quartet Explores The Mixed Musics Of Early Maine, Daponte String Quartet May 2019

Crosscurrents: The Daponte String Quartet Explores The Mixed Musics Of Early Maine, Daponte String Quartet

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A performance by musical artists Ferdinand "Dino" Liva (violin), Lydia Forbes (violin), Kirsten Monke (viola), and Myles Jordan (cello).

Program notes by Kirsten Monke provide the following background: When we learned about the notated songs of Membertou (c. early 1500s- 1611), a major shaman-chief of the Mi’kmaq nation, the idea for this program began to percolate. What diversity of music might there have been as so many different peoples explored, fished, and colonized Maine’s rocky coast and European influences began to permeate the land? Fragments of elegant china, unearthed at archaeological sites such as Fort Pemaquid, illustrate how ...


Panel #1: Maine Indians And The Maine State Constitution, James Francis, John Dieffenbacher-Krall, Darren Ranco, Donna Loring, Lhd May 2019

Panel #1: Maine Indians And The Maine State Constitution, James Francis, John Dieffenbacher-Krall, Darren Ranco, Donna Loring, Lhd

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

After a welcome from Emily Haddad, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, panel participants discuss the topic of Maine Indians and the Maine State Constitution.


Navigating Wilderness And Borderland: Environment And Culture In The Northeastern Americas During The American Revolution, Daniel S. Soucier May 2019

Navigating Wilderness And Borderland: Environment And Culture In The Northeastern Americas During The American Revolution, Daniel S. Soucier

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the evolving interactions of nature and humans during the major military campaigns in the northern theatre of the American War for Independence (1775 – 1783) as local people, local environments, and military personnel from outside the region interacted with one another in complex ways. Examining the American Revolution at the convergence of environmental, military, and borderlands history, it elucidates the agency of nature and culture in shaping how three military campaigns in the “wilderness” unfolded. The invasion of Canada in 1775, the expedition from Quebec to Albany in 1777, and the invasion of Iroquoia in 1779 are the ...