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Item 100078

Title: John Young Merrill diary, Leeds, 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Location: Leeds

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1451

Title: Rebecca Usher diary, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865

Location: City Point

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5657

Title: John Dunn's Moosehead Lake 1889 diary

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1889

Media: Ink on paper

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John Young Merrill and son, Edwin Kimball Merrill, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Exhibit

Col. Lindbergh, Old Orchard Beach, 1927

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.

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Site

Mount Cutler House, Hiram, ca. 1900

Hiram Historical Society

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Site

Lanes Store Postcard

Leeds Historical Society

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Site

Residence of Hannibal Hamlin, ca. 1900

Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

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