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Historical Items

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Item 26906

Iron Hooks Used to Hang a Musket

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1690 Location: Bristol Media: Metal

Item 26901

Cock or Hammer From A Flintlock Musket, Pemaquid, 1690

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

Item 52769

Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, 1848

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1848 Location: Portland Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood

Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Mr. Jordan, Williams and others, must be employed to break into the north side of the west end of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

… a large-scale shipbuilding business at Fort Wharf on lower Knox Street. Chapman and Flint laid out a new yard on the Narrows (a narrowing of the…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

… within one third of a mile of their principal fort, Magruder, while they peppered away at us all day with shot and shell, some of which struck and…