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Historical Items

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Item 9061

High water of 1923, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1923 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9060

High water, Skowhegan, 1923

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1923 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 26963

Presque Isle Flood, 1923

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 35560

Assessor's Record, 801 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mark Lapierre Style: Utilitarian Use: Garage

Item 86017

Lane property, W. Side Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ida M. Lane Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Site Pages

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1923 Item 68688 infoStrong Historical Society A view of the iron bridge in Strong during its first winter looking south.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

1923 Item 68688 infoStrong Historical Society A view of the iron bridge in Strong during its first winter looking south.

My Maine Stories

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Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community