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By Roger A. Madore

inbuilt 1754 at the jap financial institution of the Kennebec River, castle Western turned one of many first everlasting settlements in what might finally turn into Augusta and, in 1827, the capital of Maine. via suggestions in publishing via Gannett & Morse and Vickery & Hill, textiles by way of the Edwards production corporation, and lumber creation alongside the Kennebec, Augusta thrived and prospered. Water road flourished into the enterprise and cultural middle of the town, whereas eco-friendly and Winthrop Streets grew to become a number of the area's most magnificent residential neighborhoods. A trolley approach and the Maine relevant Railroad station tied Augusta to surrounding groups and allowed viewers to return from all over the place and spend many an evening on the famed Augusta House.

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