- Item 6484 - New Sweden 40th Anniversary, New Sweden, 1910
- Contributed by University of Maine at Presque Isle Library
- Item 6484
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The grandstand for New Sweden's 40th Anniversary celebrations.Show Details
In 1870, through the efforts of William Widgery Thomas and Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain, Maine established the Swedish Colony north of Caribou to help repopulate the state after the Civil War and protect the northern border that had been established by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty less than 40 years before.
In 1910 New Sweden celebrated its 40th Anniversary.