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Item 1130

Mystery Do you know this family?

Five African American adults, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 100052

John O. Crummett letter about black soldiers, war, Kentucky, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: China

Media: Ink on paper

Item 34723

Black Power banner, Waterville, 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1970

Location: Waterville

Media: Cotton

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.


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Henry Thurston Clark trunk, ca. 1872

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.


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Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… intestacy. Phebe in Her Old AgePhebe wears a black coat in the only photograph we have of her.Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society…

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Playhouse, Surry, 1946

Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

In 1985 she told the Ellsworth American that, "nothing will ever top the Surry Playhouse for having good fun...We were all from New York, and we all…

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Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994

Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

He told the Ellsworth American that he wanted to celebrate the music that had brought him and many others so much joy over the centuries, the music…

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement