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Augusta is the capital of the state of Maine in the United States with 18,594
residents (2017), and is located on the Kennebec River 92 miles northeast
of Portland. It is the easternmost and third smallest state capital in the
country, and is named after Pamela Augusta (1780-1799), daughter of General
Business and culture
The most important trade routes are the operation of the state's government
and light industry, including paper, textiles and foodstuffs. Tourism is of
The University of Maine at Augusta was founded in 1965 and the Fort Western
Museum is a major attraction.
British fur hunters explored the area in 1607, and in 1628 the first English
settlers from the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts arrived and set up the
trading site Cushnoe (Kousinnoc) on the Kennebec River. There were constant
clashes with American indigenous peoples. In 1754, Fort Western was built to
protect against these attacks. In 1787, the settlement, known as 'the Fort,' was
incorporated into the town of Harrington. Later that year, the town got its
current name after Pamela Augusta Dearborn (1780-1799), daughter of General
Henry Dearborn. Augusta became the capital of Maine in 1831. The following year,
the Capitol Building (Maine State House) was completed.
Railway came in 1851. In 1865, a fire destroyed nearly a hundred
buildings. In the late 19th century, a paper and pulp mill was built. A local
hospital was established in 1898. In 1950, a 640 meter long bridge opened across
the river in the center, where extensive urban renewal has been going on since
the late 1900s.