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Historical Items

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Item 76133

Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Boston; Worcester Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76504

H. Jose to Brig. Gen. Shepley on Portland business, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76532

Introduction of Portlanders seeking work in Louisiana, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Portland; New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… some local entrepreneurs to launch business ventures, which were helpful for survival and personal comfort to island families.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

As a new business venture, the firm currently produces solar-powered generators designed for, among other things, disaster relief, a project based on…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - About Us

… General Henry Knox’s many business and civic ventures in Thomaston. The Thomaston Public Library is the fourth member of Thomaston's group.