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Historical Items

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Item 20301

Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903-06-26 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 5765

Troop instructions, 1721

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1721-08-09 Media: Paper

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Item 26908

Lockplate From A Flintlock Musket, Briston, ca. 1690

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: 1690 - 1720 Location: Bristol Media: Iron

Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… infoMcArthur Public Library Although no Civil War battles were fought in Maine, the war was felt here just the same, in social and economic ways.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

Civil War Intersection of Main and Alfred Streets, Biddeford, 1872 Item 25226 infoMcArthur Public Library The Civil War impacted the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

Civil War Civil War draftee advertisement, Biddeford, 1863 Item 34782 infoMcArthur Public Library Starting in 1861-62 the city appropriated…