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Item 11310

Chapman form 31, Bangor, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1863-09-01

Location: Houlton; Bangor

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12173

July 4 Parade, Brunswick, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photographic print

Item 40271

Edward Fox, Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

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.

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Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

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.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

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.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - About Us

The Thomaston Public Library is the fourth member of Thomaston's group. Located in the Thomaston Academy Building, the library was recently renovated…

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Installation of Officers in the Aurora Grange, Strong, ca. 1947

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

… business conducted by local chapters was done by fourth degree members. Members also serve as Gate Keeper, Overseer, Steward, Chaplain, Assistant…

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Guilford High School Construction, 1926

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

… and eighth; today, the middle school houses fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth. Probably one of the most controversial issues in the 1980s…