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Keywords: Aroostook War, 1842

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 11475

Samuel Cook letter on U.S.-Canadian border, 1842

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: circa 1842 Location: Houlton; Frankfort Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10111

Lord Ashburton, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1845 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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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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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…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle

An Electric trolley is on the trestle. The substation buildings can be seen on the opposite side of the river. The Aroostook Valley Railroad began…