Keywords: Fourth District
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Contributed by: Cary Library
Location: Houlton; Bangor
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.
In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.
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.
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The Thomaston Public Library is the fourth member of Thomaston's group. Located in the Thomaston Academy Building, the library was recently renovated…
… business conducted by local chapters was done by fourth degree members. Members also serve as Gate Keeper, Overseer, Steward, Chaplain, Assistant…
… and eighth; today, the middle school houses fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth. Probably one of the most controversial issues in the 1980s…