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Historical Items

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Item 76619

Gen. Shepley appeal to Maj. Gen. Ord, Virginia, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Norfolk Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5863

U.S. Route 1, South Portland, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-12-24 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 46077

Medric, Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

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Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… developed new forms and decorative styles to appeal to buyers. Depictions of Wabanaki life and stories, along with scenes from the natural world…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History of Mount Desert Island

… and abundant natural environment, the deep and appealing cultural traditions of native inhabitants, and the contributions of accomplished and…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

… an illegal tax imposed by King Charles I appealed to those early residents of the town, who during the American Revolution stood against the…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.