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  • A city of southwest Maine on the Androscoggin River north of Portland. Settled in 1770, it became a textile center in the early 19th century. Population: 35,700.

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  • proper n. Any of a number of places in the USA, including a fairly large town in northern Maine.

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  • n. a town in northwestern Idaho
  • n. a town in southwestern Maine to the north of Portland

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  • Lewiston, ID is located at the confluence of the Snake River and Clearwater River, opposite Clarkston, WA. The names of these adjacent cities honor Merriwether Lewis and William Clark, who led the first United States expedition (1804–1806) to the Pacific Coast. However, it is not widely known that Lewiston was named after the Maine hometown of the Oregon pioneer Victor Trevitt, who is buried on Memaloose Island, in the Columbia River, in the historic burial ground of his native American friends.

    December 23, 2010