Keywords: Black Point
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Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1741
Media: Paper on cardboard
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1633
Media: Ink on paper; map
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
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.
Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.
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Whitney, Clerk. Trustees were Floyd Black and Raymond Jacobs. Contentious weathervane at Claude L.
… and his men led an unsuccessful attack on the Black Point garrison. Mogg suggested to Jocelyn that the settlers in the garrison could safely leave…
Carrey. Her time in Surry was the launching point of her career and she went on to work on Broadway, in television and in movies.
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by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II
by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR