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Historical Items

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Item 1461

Letter from Rebecca Usher on soldiers' hospital, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865-05-06 Location: City Point Media: Ink and pencil on paper

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Item 33530

View of Downtown Bangor from City Hall Tower, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1870 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 10787

City Buildings, Biddeford, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 89200

Varney property, City Point Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William H. Varney Use: Dwelling

Item 89219

Quint property, City Point Road S. side, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert W. Quint Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89220

Coe property, City Point Road S. side, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Helen Louise Coe Use: Summer Dwelling


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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

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.


Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… were carried by intense wind as far as Five Points in Biddeford. The flames threatened the Deering-Proctor Lumber Company as well as the Diamond…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

At that point, Walter agreed not to sell his business, but would become an inactive partner and Arthur would take over the business.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

The intersection still acts as the point of parting; to the east lies Woolwich, to the south Phippsburg, to the west, West Bath and Brunswick, and…

My Maine Stories

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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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey



My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima