Placed by the Eunice Farnsworth Chapter DAR
Marking Arnold's Trail
At the meeting of the Maine
State Council, DAR, held in Skowhegan, March 1909,
the chairman of the Historic Marking committee
brought to the members of the Council, a request
that they mark Benedict Arnold's Trail through the State.
[A] marker along this trail was
placed by the Eunice Farnsworth Chapter of Skowhegan.
This monument marks the notable spot where it is supposed that Arnold camped.
It is a large mixed granite boulder that was taken from the farm of Levi Weston,
a descendant of Joseph Weston who volunteered to aid Arnold's forces of about 1100 men
up the river in batteaux on the expedition against Quebec.
He aided in poling their boats from this place,
which is about two miles below Skowhegan, to Skowhegan Island.
The marker has been placed on the spot where Arnold encamped
and is located on the southeast corner of the [former] Skowhegan High School Campus.
Note: This marker now resides in the Arnold Trail Park on the Island.
September 29 - October 4, 1775
Eleven hundred Revolutionary Soldiers
Commanded by Colonel Benedict Arnold
Passed across this Island, Carrying Bateaux and Supplies
On their way to Quebec.
To commemorate their daring and ill-fated Expedition
This tablet is placed by
Eunice Farnsworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 1912
Dudley's Corner School House
was an important spot
during a considerable part of the history of the town;
it was a church center of the region, holding for years the First Christian Church,
and was also the place of many town-meetings.
In honor of its service to
it was in town-meeting of 1932 designated for preservation as an historic spot,
and a bronze tablet, placed upon it by Eunice Farnsworth Chapter DAR
in commemoration of its historical interest, was dedicated May 11, 1932.
from Skowhegan on the Kennebec
by Louise Helen Coburn, 1941
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