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Grandfather clock, Pooler Mansion, Skowhegan, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940-07-17 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

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Bodwell House, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Jim Sullivan through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Postcard

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George Chase Letter on CCC, Brownville Junction, 1991

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: circa 1940 Location: Brownville Junction; Bar Harbor Media: Ink on paper

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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.


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.


Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

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Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

According to local history, Swan's close friend General Henry Knox used this structure as a model for the Knox Mansion in Thomaston.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Southgate Mansion, Scarborough, ca. 1900Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Per family tradition, Dr.