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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Clean Air Act, December 17, 1963

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1963-12-17 Location: Washington Media: Photographic print

Item 25835

Edmund S. Muskie letter to the editor, 1971

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1971-12-09 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5629

Pesticide clean up in Eagle Lake, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979 Location: Eagle Lake Media: Photographic print


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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.


We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Blizzards in Hallowell

… weeks due to the blizzard and the roads were not clean enough for driving. People were stuck in their houses for weeks and ran out of food, water…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 3 of 4

The Clean Air of 1963 and The Clean Water of 1965 Acts caused the Ethyl to act quickly, as both were mandated for completion by the end of 1976.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Because of the lack of very clean drinking water and proper food supply, many people starved or died from disease.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey