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Historical Items

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Item 7708

First Meeting of the Corporators of Maine General Hospital

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1869-09-17 Location: Portland Media: Text

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Item 27437

Lowell General Store, Farmington, circa 1914

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 7391

67th General Hospital War Unit, Portland, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1942-08-28 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 76265

119-123 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel B. Thombs Use: Garage


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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.


A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.


Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

Site Pages

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Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store & the Railroad

Lowell's General Store & the Railroad E.H. Lowell, West Farmington, MaineThis stencil was used to mark crates and barrels.Item Contributed…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - General Henry Knox Museum

General Henry Knox Museum Montpelier, the General Henry Knox X General Henry Knox Museum PO Box 326 Thomaston, ME…

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War