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Historical Items

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Item 70890

Letter on seized flags, ship, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-18 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14694

Flags, Portland, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 165

Signal flags, Portland Observatory, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: Portland Media: art on paper

Tax Records

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald Use: Store & Storage

Exhibits

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute

Carter, such placement desecrated the National Flag and violated Federal Flag Code Rules. Ten days later, Dr. Wilson G.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

… 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, shown here: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

Under that flag, she was a popular choice for charters and moonlit excursions. During World War II, the Rangeley was commandeered and renamed F.S. 89.

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life