Thanksgiving Timeline, 1541 - 2001
  August 9, 1607

English settlers led by Captain George Popham joined Abnaki Indians along Maine's Kennebec River for a harvest feast and prayer meeting. The colonists, living under the Plymouth Company charter, established Fort St. George around the same time as the founding of Virginia's Jamestown colony. Unlike Jamestown, however, this site was abandoned a year later.
 Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Camp Grounds
An Eighteenth Century Map of the Source of Maine's Kennebec River.
 
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