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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Androscoggin County, Maine

 
Clickable Map of Androscoggin County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Androscoggin County, ME (50) Cumberland County, ME (182) Franklin County, ME (2) Kennebec County, ME (70) Oxford County, ME (4) Sagadahoc County, ME (30)  AndroscogginCounty(50) Androscoggin County (50)  CumberlandCounty(182) Cumberland County (182)  FranklinCounty(2) Franklin County (2)  KennebecCounty(70) Kennebec County (70)  OxfordCounty(4) Oxford County (4)  SagadahocCounty(30) Sagadahoc County (30)
Auburn is the county seat for Androscoggin County
Adjacent to Androscoggin County, Maine
      Cumberland County (182)  
      Franklin County (2)  
      Kennebec County (70)  
      Oxford County (4)  
      Sagadahoc County (30)  
 
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1Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A15 — AmitgonpontookAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Before it was L-A, this place was Amitgonpontook, which means "the place to dry the fish at the falls." For generations Wabanakis harvested migrating fish each spring. In 1794 Perepol described how travel made this place a part of . . . Map (db m186016) HM
2Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A1 — Androscoggin Log Drives / Les Draves Sur L'AndroscogginAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Rivers were the transportation and power for Maine's logging industry from the first sawmill in 1630 in Berwick until 1974. Lewiston's first sawmills were located near the Great Falls. Throughout the year, hardy loggers cut the trees . . . Map (db m186026) HM
3Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A5 — Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À AuburnAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Leon Leonwood Bean, founder of the Maine company L.L. Bean, began his career in Freeport. In 1902, he moved to W.H. Moody's shoe store at 74 Main Street in Auburn. Soon, with Moody's permission, Bean began to sell pants over the . . . Map (db m186027) HM
4Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Map — Auburn, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Auburn's Museum in the Streets® Historic Walking Tour. Auburn's history is a manifold tale of Native Americans and settlers; entrepreneurs and visionaries; industrialization and the American . . . Map (db m185956) HM
5Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Map — Auburn, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Auburn's Museum in the Streets® Historic Walking Tour. Auburn's history is a manifold tale of Native Americans and settlers; entrepreneurs and visionaries; industrialization and the American . . . Map (db m186022) HM
6Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — 9 of 16 — Auburn's Agriculture, Forestry and Resource Protection ZoneAuburn, Maine Agriculture Committee
Auburn's Agriculture, Forestry and Resource Protection Zone was created in the 1960's in an effort to prevent urban sprawl and to preserve our working native lands. This zone limits residential building unless it is connected to a viable farm or . . . Map (db m186014) HM
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7Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Bonney Park
In Memory of Rodney “Rocky” Bonney. Auburn police officer Rodney “Rocky” Bonney died in the line of duty attempting to rescue a youth from these frigid waters. April 06, 1981. “In Valor There is Hope”Map (db m1048) HM
8Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Bonney Park
Welcome to Bonney Park Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, Bonney Park was named in remembrance of fallen Police Officer Rodney "Rocky" Bonney. Bonney Park features playground equipment and great views of the Androscoggin River. Bonney . . . Map (db m185973) HM
9Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Cities of the AndroscogginLewiston-Auburn
The Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Bridge was erected in 1909 and served as a vital link to the downtown. It also provided the connection for thousands of Canadian, Irish, Polish and other immigrants to the area. Recognizing the bridge’s historic . . . Map (db m1050) HM
10Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Civil War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Auburn in memory of her noble sons who by land and sea gave their lives to preserve the Union and secure freedom to all its people 1882. [1 Side has 41 names inscribed. Additional side has 41 names . . . Map (db m104790) WM
11Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A12 — Development of New Auburn / Le Nouvel AuburnAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Barker Mill, at 143 Mill Street, was a catalyst for the residential development of what became known as "New Auburn." Auburn had recently annexed Danville in 1867. The Little Androscoggin Water Power Company was formed in 1870 . . . Map (db m186001) HM
12Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A14 — Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des BergesAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The banks of the river are home to a variety of plants and animals. If you take the time to walk slowly along its shores, you will catch a glimpse of a once-vast forest ecosystem known as "The Northern Hardwood Forests." These . . . Map (db m186012)
13Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A7 — Edward Little House 1827 / La Maison d'Edward Little 1827Auburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Squire Edward Little is called the "father" of Auburn and Lewiston. He inherited vast tracts of land from his father. In 1826, at the age of 53, he moved to Danville (now Auburn) and built what his father called an "extravagant" . . . Map (db m185965) HM
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14Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Festival Plaza
Festival Plaza was created as part of the 1997 Auburn Downtown Action Plan for Tomorrow (ADAPT) visioning and revitalization initiative. As designed by Boston's ICON Architecture, Festival plaza establishes a vibrant . . . Map (db m185953) HM
15Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A8 — Foss Mansion / Le Manoir FossAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Horatio and Ella Foss Mansion, completed in 1917, is one of the architectural "grande dames" of Auburn, blending Georgian Revival and Spanish influences. Foss owned Dingley, Foss & Company, shoe manufacturers. Ella Foss willed . . . Map (db m185969) HM
16Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A4 — Great Falls Geology / La Géologie des Grandes ChutesAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
These jagged, rocky outcrops that we call the "Great Falls" are actually a combination of three distinct rock formations. The oldest rocks were laid down from 20 to 435 million years ago as continents collided! Over time, they slowly . . . Map (db m186020)
17Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A13 — Great New Auburn Fire / Le Grand Incendie du Nouvel-AuburnAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Great New Auburn Fire was started by an 11-year-old boy behind a gas station on Mill Street just after lunchtime on Monday, May 15, 1933. The fire, pushed by high gusting winds, spread rapidly through old wooden tenements and . . . Map (db m186004) HM
18Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A3 — Hydroelectric Power / L'Énergie HydrauliqueAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Androscoggin River's great power has played a tremendous role in the development of the Lewiston-Auburn communities. The river drops more than 1,500 feet along its journey from the Rangeley Lakes, one of the steepest gradients of . . . Map (db m186023) HM
19Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A2 — Knight House / La Maison KnightAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Named for the Knight family, the building's longest occupants, the "Knight House" stands as the oldest frame house in downtown Auburn. It is a typical example of houses built in the late 1700s. Nathaniel Knight was a butcher and meat . . . Map (db m186025) HM
20Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A9 — Lewiston Falls Academy / L'Académie de Lewiston FallsAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
If a community were to amount to something, Edward Little believed it should have an institution of secondary education. In 1834 he convinced the Maine Legislature to charter the Lewiston Falls Academy. little provided money to . . . Map (db m185971) HM
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21Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — 6 of 16 — Maine's Loss of Farmland & Rise of Small FarmsAuburn, Maine Agriculture Committee
Loss of Maine Farmland According to the 2017 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA Census (a survey done every 5 years), Maine lost a significant amount of farmland between 2012 and 2017.
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22Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A11 — River Pollution and Restoration / Pollution et Restoration de la RivièreAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
As with many American rivers that fueled the Industrial Revolution, the Androscoggin has a complex history. It was once considered one of the "Top Ten" most polluted rivers in the country. The paper mills along the river accounted . . . Map (db m185995) HM
23Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A6 — Roak BlockAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
A growing demand for shoes and boots during the Civil War established Auburn as a shoe manufacturing center. Jacob Roak, Ara Cushman, Jeremiah Dingley and others strived to build "a first-rate shoe manufacturing center." Roak Block, . . . Map (db m186028) HM
24Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — The Knight House1796
Oldest frame house of Goffs Corners, Lewiston Falls, and Auburn Village Corp. Now the Civic Center of the City of Auburn Inc. 1869Map (db m186024) HM
25Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — A10 — Wabanaki History / Les WabanaquisAuburn, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Wabanaki History: From Amitgonpontook to Lewiston-Auburn During the 1680s several hundred Wabanakis fled the English wars of conquest in the south and gathered here at the town of Amitgonpontook. Nearby fish, farm crops, and . . . Map (db m185978) HM
26Maine (Androscoggin County), Greene — Mail Route 1794Androscoggin County
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27Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — "Remember the Maine"
When the U.S.S. Maine was commissioned in 1895, it was the first modern American battleship, and the first modern U.S. Navy warship to be built in an American shipyard of materials and components manufactured in the United States. The Maine . . . Map (db m186041) HM WM
28Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L15 — 10,000 Years of Wabanaki History / 10 000 Ans d'Histoire WabanakiLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Welcome to part of the Wabanaki homeland, Wabanakis—the People of the Dawnland—are the Indigenous peoples of northern New England and southeastern Canada. The four federally recognized peoples in Maine are the Penobscots, . . . Map (db m185980) HM
29Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Androscoggin GemAndroscoggin County
Lewiston Falls, the upper falls of Pejepscot, "Amitgonpontook." Favorite resort of the Indians for hunting and fishing. Home of Anasagunticooks, chief fort and village of Warumbee on west bank. Coast-to-Canada trail and crossroads for Sebago, . . . Map (db m186037) HM
30Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L14 — Canal System / Les CanauxLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
If you've ever seen a working factory, you know they require a lot of power. In Lewiston in the 1800s, the best source was the Androscoggin River. Canals extended that power beyond the riverbanks, making it possible to develop . . . Map (db m185983) HM
31Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Chief Justice Armand A. Dufresne Jr. Plaza
This Plaza is named for the Honorable Armand A. Dufresne, Jr. (1909-1994), the first person of Franco-American heritage to serve as Maine's Chief Justice. Prior to the appointment as Chief Justice, he served as Androscoggin County . . . Map (db m186046) HM
32Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Cities of the AndroscogginLewiston-Auburn
The Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Bridge was erected in 1909 and served as a vital link to the downtown. It also provided the connection for thousands of Canadian, Irish, Polish and other immigrants to the area. Recognizing the bridge's historic . . . Map (db m185981) HM
33Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L1 — Early Industry / Les Débuts de L'IndustrieLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Lewiston's industry began with the Harris sawmill beside the falls. In 1809, Josiah Little's family built a large wooden building for saw, grist, and fulling mills under one roof. When the mill burned in 1829, the Littles built a . . . Map (db m186038) HM
34Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Gold Star Families Memorial
Dedicated to Gold Star Families Gold Star Mothers The term "Gold Star Mothers" applies to mothers whose sons or daughters died while in service to our country. The Gold Star symbolizes the honor and glory accorded a person for . . . Map (db m186040) WM
35Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L13 — Grand Trunk Depot / La Gare d'Arrivée du Grand TrunkLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Grand Trunk Depot, known simply as "The Depot," is a longstanding monument of Lewiston-Auburn's social and industrial history. Around the time of the Civil War, Lewiston's economy was booming as many Canadians immigrated to the . . . Map (db m185989) HM
36Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L4 — Haymarket Square / La Place du Marché des FourragesLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Where could latter 19th century city residents buy hay for their horses or wood for their stoves? Farmers brought hay, wood, and other produce to Haymarket Square in this wide-open space on Main Street. However, by 1898, the city . . . Map (db m186050) HM
37Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Map — Lewiston, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Lewiston's Museum in the Streets® historic walking tour. Along this trail you will discover the rich heritage of Maine's second largest city. Illustrated panels guide you along the Androscoggin River and through the . . . Map (db m185985) HM
38Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Map — Lewiston, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Lewiston's Museum in the Streets® historic walking tour. Along this trail you will discover the rich heritage of Maine's second largest city. Illustrated panels guide you along the Androscoggin River and through the . . . Map (db m186042) HM
39Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L5 — Music HallLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
After a fire destroyed several stores in 1877, leading citizens, among them Congressman William P. Frye, decided to construct "the best opera house east of Boston." The offerings featured travelling stock companies, minstrels, drama, . . . Map (db m186045) HM
40Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Naval Air Station Gun
To those native sons and daughters of the great state of Maine who made the supreme sacrifice while serving their country on active duty in the United States Navy and Marine Corps during times of armed conflict. On Armed Forces Day, May 17, . . . Map (db m186033) HM WM
41Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L3 — Peck's Department Store / Le Grand Magasin PeckLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Bradford Peck prospered in his Lisbon Street stores. In 1899, he opened the largest department store east of Boston on Main Street. Naysayers predicted bankruptcy, for they believed that customers would not cross Main Street from . . . Map (db m186047) HM
42Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Richard E. White
In loving memory of Richard E. White Col. US Army Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug, 14, 1967 - Jan. 24, 2013 Legion of Merit · Bronze Star Defense Meritorious Service Medal Map (db m186034) WM
43Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the American soldiers known but to GodMap (db m186029) WM
44Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Veterans Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Lewiston in honor of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces during the World Wars and the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, all future wars and conflicts.Map (db m186035) WM
45Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Veterans Memorial Park
In honor of all who served The price of freedom Lest we forget Map (db m186039) WM
46Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — L2 — Veterans Memorial Park / Le Parc des VétéransLewiston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Once a fishing spot for indigenous peoples and then the origin of Lewiston industry, Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated in September 2004. This park is the culmination of efforts from the L/A Veterans Council to garner donations . . . Map (db m186044) HM
47Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Victoria
This memorial tablet is dedicated to the memory of the Lewiston High School men who bore arms in their country's defense in the World WarMap (db m186036) WM
48Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Vietnam WallLewiston, Maine — September 28 - 30, 2007 —
The price of freedom is written on the wall Beneath this memorial are tributes collected at the wall remembering those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam conflictMap (db m186030) WM
49Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Vietnam War1955 - 1975 — United We Stand —
For those who have served and fought for it, freedom has a taste that the protected will never knowMap (db m186031) WM
50Maine (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Willys "Jeep"
In 1939, the idea of a universal military vehicle was in the making. The army needed a replacement for the vehicles they had been using. They used motorcycles and side cars from World War I, and vehicles like the modified Ford Model T. The . . . Map (db m186032) HM WM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022