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Neal Dow, Portland, 1874

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Neal Dow, Portland, 1874

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Neal Dow served two terms as mayor of Portland and as a colonel and general of the 13th Maine Volunteers during the American Civil War.

He was taken prisoner and was interned at the Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, and at Mobile, Alabama, for several months.

He believed strongly in prohibition and anti-slavery and was the driving force behind the 1851 law that established prohibition in Maine.

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  • Title: Neal Dow, Portland, 1874
  • Creator: Wane, Marshall
  • Creation Date: 1874
  • Subject Date: 1874
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 17 x 11
  • Local Code: Photographs--Dow
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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