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Item 102562

American Legion Legionnaire, circa 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1930

Media: Glass Negative

Item 10012

Acadian Flag design

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage

Date: 1883

Media: fabric

Item 23264

Ancient and Honorables picnic, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

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Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"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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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

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Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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General store, Stockholm, ca. 1960

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Stockholm, Maine

In the end of 1899 a flag station was finished and the trains started transporting passengers. The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad began delivering…

Site Page

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

… Ross, often known as the maker of the American Flag, reported that she had sewed the first American Flag.

Site Page

G.A.R. Post No. 134, Strong, ca. 1890

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

… and a bronze star badge hung from a small chiffon flag. The star means a soldier and a sailor clasping hands in front of a figure of Liberty.

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion


My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote

by Adam R. Cote


Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Story

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