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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Cabinet photograph
Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner
Media: Digital photograph
Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.
Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.
Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.
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Lamb processing is $55 to $75 to kill; federal lambs $60 to $70 to kill. Red deer processing 85 cents per pound dressed; inspection charge is…
… long hours on the beach project before he was killed in a hunting accident. Two years later the beach was transferred to the Town of Strong.
In the late 1920s a severe early frost killed most of the orchards in the area and the apple shop was closed, but not before 50,000 barrels of apples…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 8 View All
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.
Don't get close to the new guy
by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings
A poem about my experiences in Vietnam