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Historical Items

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Item 10362

Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1840 Location: Houlton Media: leather

Item 10115

Fort Kent Block House

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 10024

Fort Kent Blockhouse

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1839 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… I was someone who was living at the time of the Aroostook War (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.