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Item 76121

Gen. Banks concern about gambling, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 19445

Boarding House in Hall Quarry

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 19424

Cunningham Boarding House, Mount Desert, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry Media: Photographic print


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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.


Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

… was called "amusements of a wholesome nature." Gambling, strong drink and profanity were prohibited.