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Created by
Melanie Farmer    
9 FEB 2014

Daughters of the American Revolution
Augusta, Maine

   In order to perpetuate the earliest name of the locality where the City of Augusta now stands, thisBlaine House society was called Koussinoc Chapter. From the years 1628 to 1662, the Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth maintained a prosperous trading post Old Post Office Augustaat this place; and its ancient name appears in the Jesuit relations of 1652, where the old French writer speaks of “The English who dwelt at Koussinoc.”  Koussinoc, under its ancient Indian name of Cushnoc, was interpreted “The sacred site beside rippling waters.” May this beautiful old Indian name long be preserved and may future generations be taught to repeat it in memory of the most interesting period of the early history of the Kennebec.

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