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Historical Items

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Item 9612

Receipt from Rising Sun, Doel, Belgium, 1860

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Doel Media: ink on paper

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Item 102559

Remember Belgium propaganda poster, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Lithograph

Item 102601

Lee, Higginson & Company Belgian investment letter, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920-01-14 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Ink on Paper

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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.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

… balloon race took place with teams from Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and United States starting at Bass Park.

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

While living in Brussels, Belgium Jernegan returned $75,000 to his investors. This coupled with the sale of the company’s assets enabled stockholders…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.