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Item 20515

4th of July Parade, Stockholm, 1925

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Item 103580

H. T. Weeks & Company on the 4th of July, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1913

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 16030

Houlton's 1914, Fourth of July Parade

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914-07-04 Location: Houlton Media: Photo negative


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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

The 4th of July was an especially popular time to visit the park as it offered special sporting events for children, a huge fireworks display, and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

There would be a variety of races for the kids and in the evening there often were fire works. Fourth of July lobster bake, Swan's Island ca.

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

The blaze came unexpectedly, right before the 4th of July celebration. The village of Lincoln is very fortunate for the wind not blowing, because the…

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima