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Augusta - Maine and Georgia

Augusta - Maine and Georgia, (1) the capital of the State of Maine, U.S.A., stands on the right bank of the Kennebec river, 43 miles from its mouth. It is connected by railway with Canada to the N.E. and the Atlantic states to the S.W. The state house and the arsenal are the chief public buildings. A great fire did much damage to the city in 1865. (2) The capital of Richmond county, Georgia, U.S.A., is a handsome town on the Savannah river, 127 miles N.W. of Savannah, with a station on the Charleston and Milledgeville Railway. The Augusta canal made in 1815 supplies water-power for many flour and cotton mills, and the neighbouring district grows are abundance of cotton and tobacco.