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Item 70082

Letter on regimental forms, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Helen Spaulding, Westbrook Seminary, Class of 1864

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE Date: circa 1865 Location: Westbrook; Portland Media: Carte de visite

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Window detail of Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1970 Location: Lewiston Media: Photo transparency


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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

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.


400 years of New Mainers

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: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

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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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

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…

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Historic Hallowell - The Fireman's Musters in Hallowell

New England musters were first organized in the 1940's by the New England Fire Muster Association Incorporated (NEFMAI).

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… old Town Hall building on Second Street where it exists today, making it one of the oldest continuously operating fire stations in New England.