Native Americans.... lived on these premises for thousands of
Many of their artifacts and fireplaces have been found here, and the Maine State
Museum has conducted archaeological digs on these grounds.
Ledge rocks on the opposite shore have Native
(also called petroglyphs)
said to be the best east of the Mississippi.
The image (shown right) was taken by the Maine
State Museum after the rock etchings had been highlighted in chalk. Click
on the image for a larger view.
Benedict Arnold's men came up the Kennebec River on their way
to Quebec and camped here at what is now the Evergreens Campground.
The Evergreens Campground is now listed as a Historic Site and
artifacts are on display in the restaurant.
(All artifacts found, are the property of The Evergreens.)