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Item 84

Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1620 Location: Plymouth Media: Earthenware

Item 72

Thanksgiving Day at Casco Street School, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 11445

Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-11-24 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print


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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "John Bunyon's Dream Story". Publishers promotional postcard. 1913.

… a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress retold for children and adapted to school reading". 1913.

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Historic Hallowell - Hall-Dale Middle School 2009-2010

… Peaslee Mason Peaslee Nicole Pelletier Jake Pilgrim Chris Pomerleau Krissy Price Sam Randall Courtney Rhoten Ethan Rolfe Morgan Rush Joe Rushlau…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

Her grandson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, later wrote a famous poem about his Pilgrim ancestors. Elizabeth ran the Portland household.