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By Thomas P. Blake

Named through the owners from Gloucester, Massachusetts, New Gloucester all started as a frontier city, because it used to be the main inland cost in Maine on the time. included in 1774, the city has been referred to as domestic by means of such notables as mapmaker and writer Moses Greenleaf, artist D. D. Coombs, unique owner of the city of Foxcroft Joseph E. Foxcroft, touring minister Ephraim Stinchfield, Abraham Lincoln's secretary of treasury William Pitt Fessenden, and abolitionist Samuel Fessenden. Shaker societies have been arrange in 9 states, however the Sabbathday Lake Society, based in 1783, is now the one energetic Shaker group final. With an extended historical past of lumber generators and farms, New Gloucester is usually domestic to Pineland Farms, the previous website of the Maine domestic for the Feeble-Minded, demonstrated in 1908, and now a renovated 19-building campus and 5,000-acre operating farm.

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