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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


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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.


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.


Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

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

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


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

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