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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.
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.
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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… a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress retold for children and adapted to school reading". 1913.
… Peaslee Mason Peaslee Nicole Pelletier Jake Pilgrim Chris Pomerleau Krissy Price Sam Randall Courtney Rhoten Ethan Rolfe Morgan Rush Joe Rushlau…
Her grandson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, later wrote a famous poem about his Pilgrim ancestors. Elizabeth ran the Portland household.