Fort Kent, Maine (Images of America Series)

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Fort Kent is located in northern Maine where the Fish River joins the St. John River. Joseph Nadeau, the first settler in Fort Kent, arrived in 1829. Acadian refugees from eastern Canada developed a farming community along the fertile river valleys, and within a short time other settlers from Canada and lower Maine came to make a new life. Fort Kent, remote from other populated areas, gradually developed into a thriving farming and lumbering community. An early pioneer, Maj. William Dickey was a strong advocate ...
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Overview


Fort Kent is located in northern Maine where the Fish River joins the St. John River. Joseph Nadeau, the first settler in Fort Kent, arrived in 1829. Acadian refugees from eastern Canada developed a farming community along the fertile river valleys, and within a short time other settlers from Canada and lower Maine came to make a new life. Fort Kent, remote from other populated areas, gradually developed into a thriving farming and lumbering community. An early pioneer, Maj. William Dickey was a strong advocate for the region and helped to establish the Madawaska Training School, a public school system, and improve roads. In 1902, the railroad connected to Fort Kent and provided needed freight and passenger services. As a border town, Fort Kent has enjoyed a colorful past, especially during the years of Prohibition, and a rich history that continues today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738563831
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Laurel J. Daigle has lived, worked, and raised a family in Fort Kent and is the author of other local history volumes. Many of the historic photographs in Fort Kent were provided by the Acadian Archives of the University of Maine in Fort Kent and the Fort Kent Historical Society.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

1 Fort Kent's Past 9

2 Border Dispute and Military Occupation 57

3 Fort Kent Schools 63

4 Fort Kent's Unending Natural Disasters 77

5 Among Civic-Minded Citizens 81

6 A Faith That Sustained Many 99

7 Picturesque Fort Kent 117

Bibliography 127

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