History of East Millinocket, Maine, USA

East Millinocket Cemetery

Brief Selected History of East Millinocket

East Millinocket - meaning East of "Many Islands" in the language of the Abenakis, lies on the northern side of the West Branch of the Penobscot River, two miles above the land of Nicatou, now known as Medway.

Quick action by the legislature resulted in the incorporation of East Millinocket as a town on Feb 21, 1907. The terms of incorporation, by limiting the towns boundaries to the northeastern half of Township A, Range 7 of Penobscot County, tended to give it a triangular appearance and less than half the acreage of a regulation township. The inhabitable area was later further reduced by the flowages created by the East Millinocket and Dolby dams.

The first step to make the legislative act operative was taken on April 11, 1907, when Justice Clinton C Stevens, of Millinocket, called the first town meeting to order in Johnson's Drug Store on Main Street. Frank O Pray was to serve the town in many capacities. At this meeting the following men were elected to serve as the towns first officials.

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