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Skowhe­gan

Nes­tled in the heart of the pic­turesque Ken­nebec River Val­ley sits the town of Skowhe­gan. Set­tled in 1773, it’s brim­ming with Amer­i­can His­tory yet is host to mod­ern busi­nesses such as SAPPI Fine Paper, New Bal­ance Shoe, Howard P. Fair­field, and Red­ing­ton Fairview Gen­eral Hospital.

Aerial photo of Skowhegan, MaineSkowhe­gan is also nation­ally known as the home of Sen­a­tor Mar­garet Chase Smith, the first woman U.S. Sen­a­tor. The Mar­garet Chase Smith Library houses the Senator’s mem­o­ra­bilia and serves as a museum and edu­ca­tional cen­ter on her life and career.

Down­town Skowhe­gan, a Main­street Maine Com­mu­nity, is watched over by the world’s largest sculp­tured Indian… a 62 ft. giant crafted by the renowned sculp­tor Bernard Langlais of Cushing.

When Colonel Bene­dict Arnold set out in 1775 to take Que­bec from the British, he and his troops trav­eled along the water­ways through Skowhe­gan, and a bronze tablet on the island in the cen­ter of town marks their route. Now, as then, Skowhegan’s com­mer­cial and indus­trial devel­op­ment has always revolved around the river gorge that runs through the downtown.

One of the future projects for Skowhe­gan is the cre­ation of a white water pad­dling facil­ity in the gorge. This facil­ity will host white water pad­dling events dur­ing the year and will be the cor­ner stone of expanded use of the Ken­nebec River for recre­ation in the region.

Located at the junc­tion of US Rte. 2 and Rte.201, and only thir­teen miles from Inter­state 95, we are eas­ily acces­si­ble to every­one, come and visit, come and stay!

Pop­u­la­tion: 8584
Phone: 2074746902
Web­site: http://​www​.skowhe​gan​.org/

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