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Storer Garrison State Historic Site

1099 Post Rd Route 1
Wells, ME 04090

207-287-4975

A plaque here commemorates the site of Storer Garrison to remind visitors of the century of warfare between the British colonial settlers of the region and their French enemies who worked in concert with their Native American allies.

During the decades of fighting between the British and French, which involved local settlers and Native Americans on opposing sides, it was customary for the villages in threatened areas to fortify the most substantial house in the area as a garrison, providing a place of refuge for villagers should the French and their Native American allies launch an attack. This was the site of one such garrison, the home of Joseph Storer which included a palisade of heavy timbers about ten feet from the building. The house also had four turrets, one at each corner, which served as watchtowers.

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