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Its name was change to Augusta on June 9th of that year. On August 20,it was incorporated as a city and has been the State Capital since when the State House was first occupied. Although there may have been nearly one hundred inhabitants in the area inthe Second Indian War forced an exodus.
The stone fort of could not prevent devastation from later wars. The secure area attracted trappers and, eventually, permanent settlers. Bond Brook runs from northwest to southeast across the middle of the city west of the Kennebec, where it enters the river.
Coombs Mill is upstream on the Leighton Road; the other is downstream close to its confluence with the river. During the late 19th century labor unions emerged in response to the efforts of the Knights of Labor to enact labor reform laws. Augusta is the birthplace of U. Representative George Washington Ladd and of U. Representative and U. Senator Olympia J. It was also the long-time home of state legislator, U. Representative, and founder of the Kennebec Journal newspaper, Luther Severence. Charles P. Nelsonanother U. Representative in the midth century, was also a resident of Augusta.
The State government complex, once primarily located on the west side of the Kennebec River near the State Househas expanded on the east side to the area of the former Augusta Mental Health Institute AMHIopen from to when is was replaced by the Riverview Psychiatric Center in that year. The Blaine Houseonce the home of James G. Augusta is the birthplace of Jean Hawley Gannettowner of the Portland newspapers, and other media properties.
It offers scheduled commercial service and general aviation use. A capitol area comprehensive plan provides for the renovation and expansion of the State Cultural Building, the third large structure adjacent to the State House and the Office Building. Open to the public, they are excellent research resources specializing in Maine history.
The Pine Tree State Arboretum has acres of rolling hills and meadows, mature pine and hardwoods and open woodlands provide a rich variety of colors and a diversity of habitats. Ponds and bird houses attract a variety of wildlife. The site has been substantially cleaned and secures, but is still monitored by the U. Environmental Protection Agency. When the Kennebec behaves, the downtown features boat launch facilities on both the east and west banks of the river.
Several upstream communities provide boat launches. Form of Government: Council-Mayor-Manager. Augusta: the Capital City of Maine.
Portland, Me. Portland Board of Trade. Coffin, Edward Seabury. Augusta, Me. Nash, Charles Elventon. Martha Moore Ballard to Salem, Mass. Higginson Book Company. Reprint of original edition.
North, James W. The History of Augusta, Maine. Somersworth, N. New England History Press. Scontras, Charles A. Orono, Me. University of Maine. Bureau of Labor Education. Violette, Maurice. New York.
Vantage Press. Violette, Zachary. Kennebec Historical Society. Augusta-Hallowell on the Kennebec. AMS Press. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by. Notify me of new posts by. Post comment. Location Map for Augusta. Population Trend New Augusta City Hall Old Augusta Post Office Former Augusta Mental Health Institute Old Mill Building on Bond Brook. Dam on Bond Brook Kennebec River in North Augusta Maine State Office Building in Augusta Augusta Municipal Airport and Terminal West Side Dock East Side Boat LaunchWhere mi taxi augusta maine
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