Keywords: Department of New England
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE
Date: circa 1865
Location: Westbrook; Portland
Media: Carte de visite
Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library
Date: circa 1970
Media: Photo transparency
Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.
Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people—the Wabanaki—permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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In February of that year the telephone company made Lincoln the toll center for this division. This division included the towns of Olamon, which only…
New England musters were first organized in the 1940's by the New England Fire Muster Association Incorporated (NEFMAI).
… old Town Hall building on Second Street where it exists today, making it one of the oldest continuously operating fire stations in New England.