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Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library
Location: Cyr Plantation
Media: color digital photograph
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Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.
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.
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
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Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description In celebration of the centennial of…
… collectors was William King, also the first governor of Maine. A customs collector has an office at a frontier where the customs duty on imports is…
… and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.