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Item 12182

Brunswick Bicentennial Parade, 1939

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1939 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 28287

Bicentennial Quilt, Islesboro, 1989

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1989 Location: Islesboro Media: Cloth; cotton

Item 12245

U.S. Bicentennial Celebration, Brunswick, 1976

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1976-07-04 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print


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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.


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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The Strong Bicentennial Committee planned, organized and orchestrated events and activities occurring over the whole year.

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New Portland Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 5 of 5

… Eden”, 2003 Ruth Kidder Papers, DHS Coll.#139 "Bicentennial Calendar", information from DHS Archives, 2003 Rose Family Diaries, DHS Coll.#122…