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Maine’s other connection to the first commander in chief

THOMASTON – Once called “the most beautiful house in Maine; perhaps the most beautiful house in all of New England,” the 22-room Montpelier estate was built in 1793 by General Henry Knox, Revolutionary War artillery commander and first U.S. secretary of war. Knox was the hero who dragged 59 cannon nearly 300 miles from Fort […]