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Historical Items

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Item 16741

Northrop A-17, Presque Isle Army Air Field, 1940

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1940 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 18220

Dow Field Air Women's Army Corps Show, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-05-29 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 18142

Air Medal Pesentation, Dow Field, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-05-20 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Lockheed 10A, Presque Isle, 1940

A U.S. Army Air Corp Douglas C-47 is in the background. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - National Blue Ribbon School

… biodegradable balloons were released into the air to the cheers of students, teachers, and residents gathered at the school.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

Early on she was prescribed fresh air; as much time in the outdoors as possible. During a particularly bad spell Fly Rod was carried up to the foot…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Story

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII