Keywords: Aroostook War, 1842
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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1840
Contributed by: Cary Library
Date: circa 1842
Location: Houlton; Frankfort
Media: Ink on paper
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.
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.
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.
The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.
A unique two-town history. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Historical Society, North Yarmouth Historical Society, Skyline Farm, and Greely Middle School partnered to tell the story of how Cumberland and North Yarmouth were originally part of the same community. Libraries, the Civil War, pauper laws, main streets, local industries, and Skyline Farm are some of the topics covered on the site.