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Historical Items

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Item 20168

Peace announcement, 1815

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1815 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 36120

E.B. White letter to Katharine Pierce, 1947

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16971

William Ladd residence, Minot, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Minot Media: Oil on canvas

Exhibits

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato import protest, Presque Isle, 1982

… Historical Society Description In a peaceful demonstration of opposition to imported Canadian potatoes, a group of Aroostook County…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

… wife, his humble dwelling was the abode of peace, love and benevolence. It was also the scene of the most unlimited, frugal hospitality, where…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… solicitor, banker, doctor, and justice of the peace. He also continued his career as theater manager, and for many years was the owner of one of…

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

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A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam