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Re: Where is Milburn?
Posted by: Michael Polley (ID *****9482) Date: August 25, 2002 at 11:48:34
In Reply to: Where is Milburn? by margot of 558

Skowhegan - "Shiretown of Somerset County. One hundred and two miles from Portland, on the Kennebec River. Originally a part of Canaan. Separated 1823, and incorporated under the name of Milburn. Name changed March 25, 1863, to the Indian name of 'Skowhegan' which some say signifies 'a place to watch'. 'Skowhegan Falls' was an ancient name, having been a noted locality for the Indians to 'watch' for and catch salmon.

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