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Item 79497

Adeline Walker on conditions at Annapolis hospital, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Portland; Annapolis

Media: Ink on paper

Item 79494

U.S. Gen. Hospital, Annapolis, to R.F. Society, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: Annapolis; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17981

Pioneer Dale, Searsport, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1965

Location: Searsport

Media: Photographic print

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


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Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

F.F. Caswell was the general manager. Later Carl Walker became plant manager. High quality milk was provided by area farmers.

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Mexico Corner  ca. 1915

Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico Corner

Walker was the earliest educated physician, whose residence occupied the site of the Henry Parks house. Dr.

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East Dixfield Post Office and General Store, Wilton, ca. 1914

Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 3 of 5

… early settlers such as Severy, Morse, Hannaford, Walker, Hiscock, and Science Hill. Most are named after homesteaders who settled the hilly land.