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Historical Items

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Item 103624

Police assigned to Conference of Governors, South Poland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925-07-29 Location: South Poland Media: Glass Negative

Item 103971

Crowd at Governors Convention, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1929-06-29 Media: Glass Negative

Item 103623

Police at Conference of Governors, South Poland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925-07-29 Location: South Poland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 37481

2-40 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Governor House

Exhibits

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The Washburns of Livermore

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.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

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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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959

Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description In celebration of the centennial of…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

… 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…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… 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.

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment