Wabanaki Native Americans were this area's original inhabitants, hunting, gathering and traveling along these waterways. In the 1780's, the Upper St. John Valley began to be settled by French-Canadians and Acadians. By . . . — — Map (db m148193) HM
(right panel) This site denotes the first mile of U. S. Route 1, designated on November 11, 1926. The first mile extends from the Fort Kent, Maine / Clair, New Brunswick international border to the Dube House - built in 1840, one of the . . . — — Map (db m137375) HM
To St. John Valley residents, the river was never a dividing boundary. In 1842, distant governments finally agreed to divide the U.S. and Canada along the St. John River. Generations before, Acadians had settled the . . . — — Map (db m148168) HM
1902: The arrival of the Bangor and Aroostook in Fort Kent marked a time of rapid economic growth. Potatoes, hay, lumber, and people were able to move efficiently south. Now, this remote French-speaking Valley with . . . — — Map (db m148188) HM
The Aroostook War was an undeclared, bloodless “war” that occurred in 1839.
The peace treaty that ended the American Revolution in 1783 had not satisfactorily determined the boundary between New Brunswick and what is now Maine.
The . . . — — Map (db m102463) HM
Before bridges, railways, and paved roads, the St. John River unified communities, culture, and commerce across the entire Valley — north and south. The genealogical roots of many Valley families cross the river . . . — — Map (db m148184) HM