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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waldo County, Maine

Clickable Map of Waldo County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Waldo County, ME (73) Hancock County, ME (106) Kennebec County, ME (70) Knox County, ME (42) Lincoln County, ME (13) Penobscot County, ME (41) Somerset County, ME (3)  WaldoCounty(73) Waldo County (73)  HancockCounty(106) Hancock County (106)  KennebecCounty(70) Kennebec County (70)  KnoxCounty(42) Knox County (42)  LincolnCounty(13) Lincoln County (13)  PenobscotCounty(41) Penobscot County (41)  SomersetCounty(3) Somerset County (3)
Belfast is the county seat for Waldo County
Adjacent to Waldo County, Maine
      Hancock County (106)  
      Kennebec County (70)  
      Knox County (42)  
      Lincoln County (13)  
      Penobscot County (41)  
      Somerset County (3)  
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1 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 5 — A Benevolent Bequest / Un legs généreuxBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Construction of a public library was made possible in 1888 by a bequest of $20,000 from merchant Paul R. Hazeltine. He directed that a handsome, substantial, fireproof building be erected on a suitable spot. Built of red granite . . . Map (db m59389) HM
2 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 15 — Belfast City Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville de BelfastBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Memorial Hall was built in 1890 by Civil War veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor their fallen leader Colonel Thomas H. Marshall. While in command of the 7th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, Marshall distinguished himself . . . Map (db m59497) HM
3 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 6 — Belfast Historian's Home / La Maison WilliamsonBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Williamson House was built in 1845 for prominent Belfast lawyer, businessman, and State Senator Joseph Williamson. It was later the house of his son, Joseph Williamson, Jr., who followed in his father's footsteps as a country . . . Map (db m59390) HM
4 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — Map — Belfast, MaineThe Museum in the Streets
Welcome to Belfast In the spring of 1770 Belfast was settled by Scots-Irish families from Londonderry, New Hampshire. Legend has it that the name Belfast, after the Northern Ireland city, was chosen by a coin-toss. Fear of . . . Map (db m116117) HM
5 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 21 — Biggest Little City / Une Grande Petite VilleBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Despite the decline in ship building, the port of Belfast remained busy at the turn of the 20th century. Rapid industrial development took place all along the west side waterfront, and steamships and railroads became the primary . . . Map (db m59508) HM
6 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 28 — Broiler Capital of the World / Capitale du poulet rôtiBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Belfast in the mid-20th century was firmly established as "Broiler Capital of the World". Hundreds of thousands of chickens were raised in giant barns throughout Waldo County. At the peak of the industry 22,000 birds per hour were . . . Map (db m59548) HM
7 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 25 — Captain Albert W. Stevens / Le Capitaine Albert W. StevensBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Famed aerial photographer and Belfast native Army Air Corps Captain Albert W. Stevens captured his hometown on film in September 1923. It is interesting to see the newly built Memorial Bridge, the open fields of the east side and the . . . Map (db m59530) HM
8 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 8 — City Park / Le Jardin PublicBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Belfast Ladies Improvement Society lobbied the city council in April of 1904 to establish a seaside park for the benefit of the public. The purchase price of the 15 acre lot was $3,000 and, once secured, prominent Boston . . . Map (db m59392) HM
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9 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 9 — Civil War Hero / Héros de la guerre de sécessionBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Colonel Philo Hersey, born in Canton, Maine, came to Belfast in 1861. He entered Civil War service as a captain in the 26th Maine Regiment. Severely wounded at the battle of Irish Bend, Louisiana, he returned to Belfast and in 1865 . . . Map (db m59395) HM
10 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 13 — Downtown Main Street / La rue principale en centre-villeBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Downtown Historic District is recognized as a 19th century architectural gem that is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street provided an early route through the dense forests, allowing the farmers and . . . Map (db m59495) HM
11 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 10 — Education First and Foremost / L'éducation, d'abord et surtoutBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Original Town Hall (left) and Academy (right) were both built in the early 1800s on the Town Common and served as schools into the 20th century. As student enrollment increased, the buildings became over-crowded and out-dated . . . Map (db m59398) HM
12 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 11 — First ChurchBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The First Church congregation built this meeting house and dedicated it on November 15, 1818. The frame was raised by men from Belfast and neighboring towns. The parish committee provided a barrel of punch for the workers. Notable . . . Map (db m59493) HM
13 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 29 — Five-Masted Beauty / Une beauté à cinq mâtsBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
A brief shipbuilding boom following WWI put the shipyard owned by the Mathews Brothers woodworking mill back in business. The building of the Jennie Flood Kreger, Belfast's largest and only five-masted ship, was overseen by . . . Map (db m59549) HM
14 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 4 — Main and High / Au carrefour de main et de highBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The intersection of Main and High Streets formed the commercial crossroads of Belfast and in 1799 it was the site of the first store. Sometimes known as City Block in honor of the impending new city charter, the James Y. McClintock . . . Map (db m59388) HM
15 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 1 — Making a Living / Gagner sa vieBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Colonel Philo Hersey (panel #9) and two business partners built this imposing shoe factory during the post Civil War period of industrial expansion. At peak production, over 500 workers stood side by side producing several thousand . . . Map (db m59382) HM
16 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 22 — Memorial BridgeBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The first bridge to span the Passagassawakeag River at this site was built by private investors in 1806. Known as the Lower Bridge and made of wood, it featured a drawbridge which allowed schooners to travel up the river as far as . . . Map (db m59527) HM
17 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — On this site(Belfast Commons)
On this site generations of workers made windows, built ships, and processed poultry. Passengers and freight were carried by sailing ships and steamships to the four corners of the world. In 1999 Belfast Commons was generously given to the citizens . . . Map (db m59658) HM
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18 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 12 — Post Office Square / La place de la posteBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Post Office and Customs House was built in 1857. Until then offices were housed in various businesses around town. The building still has many original features, including ornate fireplaces and iron fireproof shutters. Post . . . Map (db m59494) HM
19 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 30 — Regal Passenger Steamer / Un paquebot à vapeur majestueuxBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Steamboats first made scheduled stops in Belfast in 1824, carrying passengers and freight along the coast. The Eastern Steam Ship Company of Boston built the wharf pictured here in 1888. The "Great White Flyer" steamer Belfast . . . Map (db m59550) HM
20 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 18 — Stylish Lodging / Une résidence chicBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The Thomas Whittier house was built in 1803 as both a house and tavern. It was long considered the finest inn in eastern Maine, popular for drinking, dining and dancing. Famous for the abundant produce from her gardens, Whittier's . . . Map (db m59502) HM
21 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 17 — The Belfast Historical Society Museum — The Museum in the Streets —
When James Langworthy built this Federal style structure in 1835, Market Street, which the building faces, was little more than a cow path leading to a watering hole. But as both a home and store, it was one of more than thirty businesses in . . . Map (db m59501) HM
22 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 2 — The Circus Comes to Town / Le cirque arrive !Belfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Circuses and Caravans of wild animals appeared in Belfast as early as 1816. In 1885, Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth," featuring 16 elephants including Jumbo, pitched its tent on Congress Street where over 8,000 people enjoyed the . . . Map (db m59384) HM
23 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 26 — The Finest and the Fastest / Le plus rapides et les plus racésBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The abundant lumber, steam-powered sawmills and stretches of wide, flat beach, Belfast became a ship building center with shipyards lining the waterfront. In 1793, Robert and James Miller built the schooner Jenny Miller, the . . . Map (db m59531) HM
24 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 19 — The First Mayor / Le premier maireBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Ralph Cross Johnson built this house just as the War of 1812 was beginning. He and his brother, Judge Alfred Johnson, were active in all manner of Belfast's businesses and politics. Ralph Johnson was a representative in Maine's first . . . Map (db m59503) HM
25 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 24 — The Great Conflagration / La grande conflagrationBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Belfast artist William M. Hall's drawing of the "Great Conflagration" was published in Harper's Weekly magazine a week after the fire. At 10:30 on the night of October 12, 1865 a fire that started on the waterfront rapidly . . . Map (db m59528) HM
26 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 7 — The James P. White House / La maison de James P. WhiteBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Designed by architect Calvin Ryder and built in 1840, the James Patterson White House is considered the finest example of domestic Greek Revival architecture in Maine. Born in 1800 in a log house not far from this site, James White . . . Map (db m59391) HM
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27 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 20 — The Nut House / Ah ! La noixBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Originally a cigar making factory, the building shown became Perry's Tropical Nut House when owner Irving Perry started selling pecans in 1926. The business flourished as automobile traffic along Route 1 grew and it soon became . . . Map (db m59506) HM
28 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 27 — The Oldest Manufacturer / Le plus ancien fabricantBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Mathews Brothers Company, started in 1854 by Spencer Mathews and his two brothers, is the oldest manufacturing company in Belfast. After fire destroyed the original factory in 1873 (panel #24), the company reopened just 70 days later . . . Map (db m59547) HM
29 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 14 — The Opera House / L'OpéraBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Hayford Hall was built between 1866 and 1868 by Axel Hayford, a local contractor and businessman. It housed businesses on the lower level and a ballroom/theater with a balcony on the second level. Renamed the Belfast Opera House in . . . Map (db m59496) HM
30 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 16 — The Silver Screen / Le septième artBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The burgeoning appeal of the silver screen led to the construction of the Colonial Theatre which opened the night the Titanic set sail from England in April 1912. A fire in 1923 following a showing of the film "Way Down East" . . . Map (db m59500) HM
31 Maine, Waldo County, Belfast — 3 — The Windsor Hotel / L'Hôtel WindsorBelfast, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
By the mid-19th Century Belfast was becoming a popular destination for travelers. The Windsor Hotel, originally built as a private home in 1807, was enlarged to accommodate the influx of guests and lodgers. First known as the New . . . Map (db m59385) HM
32 Maine, Waldo County, Bucksport — The Penobscot Expedition1779
The largest combined infantry-naval operation undertaken by the American colonists during the Revolution met with disaster along this waterway. Two thousand colonials failed to capture Fort George at Castine with its contingent of 750 British land . . . Map (db m21458) HM
33 Maine, Waldo County, Burnham — Cpl. Clair Goodblood MemorialKorean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
(Black Granite) Medal of Honor-Cpl Clair Goodblood, born September 18, 1929-Killed in Action April 25, 1951 --(Gray Granite) Korean War Hero-Cpl Goodblood was a member of Company D, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. While serving as a . . . Map (db m62470) WM
34 Maine, Waldo County, Lincolnville — French's Beach
Eunice & Hezekiah French came here from Billerica, Massachusetts in 1799 built a log cabin nearby and ten children were born thereMap (db m59657) HM
35 Maine, Waldo County, Lincolnville — Lincolnville Center
Lincolnville Center was a busy place in the 19th Century with three general stores, two blacksmith shops, a couple of sawmills, several shoemaking shops, a one-room school, two churches and a wheelwright shop. In 1904 the Lincolnville Telephone . . . Map (db m55827) HM
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36 Maine, Waldo County, Lincolnville — Lincolnville War of 1812 Cannon
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37 Maine, Waldo County, Lincolnville — Lincolnville's Town House
Erected in 1820 by George Ulmer the building served as the town's meeting place. In 1899 High School was held hereMap (db m55828) HM
38 Maine, Waldo County, Lincolnville — Near this Site in 1770
Nathan & Lydia Knight built a log cabin and became the First Settlers of Canaan Plantation which in 1802 was incorporated as LincolnvilleMap (db m55825) HM
39 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — A Grand Plan
The idea of a fort on the Penobscot was not new when the U.S. government purchased land for Fort Knox in 1844. The Board of Engineers, established and charged by the Secretary of War to make a plan for the defense of the United States, had listed a . . . Map (db m55135) HM
40 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — A Question of Boundaries
The United States planned Fort Knox to prevent another attempt by the English to control Maine lands east of the Penobscot, as they had successfully done in the American Revolution and War of 1812. Fort Knox's construction had not yet begun when . . . Map (db m55136) HM
41 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Conflict and Prosperity on the River
Today's peaceful view of the Penobscot River and the community of Bucksport holds few hints of the early conflicts that plagued the area. For nearly two centuries, the river served as a border between clashing interests - French and English, Native . . . Map (db m55132) HM
42 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Digging Down and Building Up
People, machines, and animals all played a part in the slow process of raising the walls that shaped Fort Knox. But before these walls could be built, people, machines, and animals also worked to prepare the site by earth, blasting ledge, and . . . Map (db m55239) HM
43 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Firing a Cannon
Eight soldiers were needed to fire a 10-inch Rodman, including a chief of detachment (who gave the commands), a gunner, and six cannoneers. The steps in firing the cannon are shown here. The gunner is indicated by "G" and the other six . . . Map (db m55337) HM
44 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Fort Knox
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m55157) HM
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45 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Pemtegwacook
Native Americans first paddled dug-out canoes up and down the Penobscot River about 8,000 years ago. Seeking rich hunting and fishing grounds, these people had come to live on the wooded shores of the river and bay. Archaeology has revealed . . . Map (db m55129) HM
46 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Terreplein
Fort Knox's roof, or terreplein, has emplacements for thirty cannons. These cannons would have been smaller than the guns planned for the casemates on the main level below. The 30 gun circles on the terreplein were all laid and ready for guns in . . . Map (db m55338) HM
47 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — The Architecture of Defense
The nation's Third System forts, including Fort Knox, all shared similar design features. These features combined to guard against attack by ships, make it impossible for the fort to be taken quickly, [and] provide protection from a land-based, . . . Map (db m55137) HM
48 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — The Casemate - Key to Fort Design
If you were to visit the nation's masonry forts built during the Fort Knox era, you would see many features common to most of them. One such feature is the casemate, a large enclosed space with a high, arched ceiling and places for cannons to fire . . . Map (db m55278) HM
49 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — The Heart of the Fort
Fort Knox's thick granite walls were designed to deflect cannon fire from ships passing through the Narrows of the Penobscot River. These walls also enclosed a pentagon-shaped center that contained the heart and soul of the fort. All of the . . . Map (db m55237) HM
50 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — The Waldo-Hancock Bridge
In the early days of the automobile, travel along this section of U.S. Route 1 involved a choice: to cross the Penobscot River, motorists could wait in long lines for a ferry or travel 27 miles north to cross the river between Bangor and Brewer. . . . Map (db m198629) HM
51 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Where Did the Soldiers Sleep?
Fort Knox never had soldiers living within its walls, except for a few weeks during the Spanish American War (1898) when some Connecticut Volunteers probably camped on the parade ground or in adjacent rooms. During the Civil War, when the largest . . . Map (db m55210) HM
52 Maine, Waldo County, Prospect — Whitcomb-Baker VFW Post 4633 Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of All VeteransMap (db m55126) WM
53 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 4 — Carver Memorial Library / La Bibliothèque CarverSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Captain George A. Carver was born in 1836. He was, in turn, a ship's carpenter, builder, owner and master. Later Carver helped found a successful New York ship chandlery business.Retiring in 1893, Carver returned to Searsport, . . . Map (db m46646) HM
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54 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 1 — Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Monumnet aux soldats et La Guerre de SécessionSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Originally erected in 1870 between Mt. Ephraim and Goodall Streets, this monument displays the names of 18 fallen Searsport men. It was dismantled in 1896 and moved to the current location in front of the new Masonic and Odd Fellows . . . Map (db m46641) HM
55 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 8 — Early Banking / Les premières banquesSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Early financial business in Searsport was transacted in Counting Houses. The growth of commerce and industry in the mid 19th Century created the need for a bank. On August 1, 1853, Jeremiah Merithew organized the Searsport Bank which . . . Map (db m46652) HM
56 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 2 — First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 / Premier jour d'école : Central school ca. 1900Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
"First came the short white undershirt and underpants. Next came the vest with two rows of buttons the first of which held up the underpants, then the white blouse with a large Buster Brown collar tied with a very wide bow. The . . . Map (db m46642) HM
57 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 15 — Home of Clara Pendleton Blanchard 1843-1931 / La maison de Clara Pendleton Blanchard 1843-1931Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
For 40 years Clara sailed, first with her father at age nine, then with her husband, Captain William Blanchard, aboard 13 vessels in all. She enjoyed one of the longest documented lives at sea and sailed to all parts of the world. . . . Map (db m59280) HM
58 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — Liberty Tree Memorial
Planted in honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic events on September 11, 2001 The American Liberty elm was named after "The Liberty Tree": Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom. On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston . . . Map (db m55341) HM WM
59 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 6 — Main Street, 1875Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
When Searsport was incorporated in 1845, Main Street consisted of 2 rows of shops and homes. The first brick building, Leach Block, built in 1834, is in center right of the photograph. To the left of that building is the tall three . . . Map (db m46650) HM
60 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 5 — Making a Living / Gagner sa vieSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In the 19th Century, Searsport was a busy prosperous town. Although best known for shipbuilding and its supporting industries, there was a barrel factory, a spool factory and grain and lumber mills. In one block on Main Street there . . . Map (db m46648) HM
61 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 7 — Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter: Living and Working in a Neighborhood of ArtisansPeter Ward, charpentier de naviere : viet et travail dans un quartier d'artistans — Searsport, Maine: The Museum in the Streets —
For the better part of the 19th Century Searsport shores were busy with shipbuilding and supporting industries. Close to the yards were steam sheds for bending timbers and planking, blacksmith shops, oakum shops, an iron foundry and . . . Map (db m46651) HM
62 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 9 — Raising the Flag / Hisser le drapeauSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In 1850, 216 Searsport men listed their occupations as sailor. This work was what they knew; it was traditional in this and other maritime communities. The men were often gone for years at a time. Young men also left Searsport to go . . . Map (db m46653) HM
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63 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 14 — Searsport Cyclone May 22, 1921 / Le Cyclone de Searsport, le 22 mai 1921Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
It was about 1:30 PM - a hot still afternoon. Thunder clouds built up rapidly. A black funnel cloud appeared northwest of town. The air was full of dust and flying debris. The 1859 Phineas Pendleton House across the street was lifted . . . Map (db m46658) HM
64 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 10 — Searsport HouseSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Searsport House was one of the best hotels to be found outside the larger cities, according to The Industrial Journal, Dec. 1909. Built in 1831, the original building was occupied as a private dwelling until 1835 when it was . . . Map (db m46654) HM
65 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 16 — The Growth of Ship Building: Isaac Carver / Le développement des chantiers navals : Isaac CarverSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Until 1800, Settlers in the area were occupied in establishing themselves on the land. At the same time trade up and down the coast and with Massachusetts was by water in sloops and small schooners. These coastal farmers were as much . . . Map (db m46659) HM
66 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 17 — The Home of a Hero / La maison d'un hérosSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Captain Freeman McGilvery (1824-1864) captained two ships prior to the Civil War. At age 38, at sea, he learned of the "Southern Insurrection" and returned to Maine to offer his services to the governor. Assigned to command the 6th . . . Map (db m46661) HM
67 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 12 — The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 / Site d'une scierie, 1890Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
On the site across the stream, there was first a grain and then a lumber mill. The dammed up stream provided power to turn the wheel to grind the grain or saw the logs. The stream also provided a conduit for logs floated down to the . . . Map (db m46657) HM
68 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 3 — Union HallSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Local entrepreneur Frank Lane constructed this building in 1860. A Boston architect, George Harding, designed it as a venue for traveling and local theater productions and community receptions. It was also used for basketball in the . . . Map (db m46644) HM
69 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 11 — Union SchoolSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In the 1850s, with no public transportation, children had to walk to school or ride in a wagon. If Searsport families wanted to educate their children, facilities had to be provided within walking distance of their homes. There were . . . Map (db m46655) HM
70 Maine, Waldo County, Stockton Springs — Fort Point State Park
Fort Point Light — An Early River Beacon Established in 1836 to aid the growing number of ships navigating the Penobscot between Bangor and Castine, Fort Point Light Station was built as the first river light in Maine. In 1857, the . . . Map (db m170845) HM
71 Maine, Waldo County, Stockton Springs — Fort Pownall
Erected and named by Gen Thomas Pownall 1759 • • • Gen Samuel Waldo for whom Waldo County was named was buried here Removed to Kings Chapel Boston • • • Erected by John Cocran Chapter D.A.R. 1916Map (db m170848) HM
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72 Maine, Waldo County, Stockton Springs — Fort Pownall, 1759-1775
In 1759, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Pownall sought to plug the mouths of Maine's key rivers so as to keep the French and Indians well inland. In January 1758, he wrote to William Pitt, Prime Minister of England about the advantages of this site, . . . Map (db m170846) HM
73 Maine, Waldo County, Unity — World War I MemorialHonor Roll — 1914-1918 —
In memory of those who served their country, state and town in The World War Bacon, Cecil V. • Bartlett, Chas. H. • Bean, Fred O. • *Berry, Samuel B. • Chase, Hugh D. • Chase, Wallace B. • Dean, Ambrose W. • Dennett, Carl G. • *Douglass, Walter . . . Map (db m155178) WM
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Jun. 10, 2023