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Arnold Park

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Plaque
[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.

The inscription:

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